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E& enhancing Abu Dhabi’s digital infrastructure and connectivity


With the new SmartHub location in Abu Dhabi it accelerates digital adoption in the country offering geo-redundancy and added value for customers with low latency and high-speed internet.

e& Carrier & Wholesale has announced the expansion of its Tier III SmartHub data centre to the UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi. The strategic expansion solidifies e&’s global network enhancing its ability to serve businesses across various industry verticals. Providing state-of-the-art infrastructure and connectivity to support the entire region’s digital ecosystem, the upcoming data centre in Abu Dhabi will be the fifth Tier III data centre alongside the existing ones in Fujairah 1 and 2, Dubai, and Kalba.

Commenting on the launch, Nabil Baccouche, e& Group Chief Carrier & Wholesale Officer, said, “Our footprint expansion is aligned with e&’s long term vision of creating a digitally empowered world through innovation and digitisation. With the UAE playing a key role in the global economy, we are committed to delivering world-class connectivity solutions, facilitating global trade and investment. The hi-tech infrastructure and strategic location of Abu Dhabi will be a valuable asset to our customers and the wider business community.”

The new Abu Dhabi facility is Uptime Institute Tier III Certified, complying with the highest industry standards of data centre performance and availability with an ESTIDAMA Pearl rating of 4 for sustainable design, construction, and operation, as well as a USGBC LEED Gold certification, adhering to strict environmental standards.

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