Vodafone Qatar and GBI sign new international data and internet connectivity agreement

Vodafone Qatar and Gulf Bridge International (GBI) announced the signing of a new long term agreement on top of their existing partnership that will provide the telecommunications company with IP transit service, International SDH and Global Ethernet from Qatar to Europe and Asia.

The latter has the ability to grow further with the increase in consumer and enterprise demand, capitalizing on GBI’s strategic connectivity corridors. This agreement is set to enhance the strategic business alliance between the two companies.

The GBI solution will offer Vodafone Qatar’s consumers and businesses secure connectivity that will serve Vodafone Qatar’s high internet and data demand locally and globally. The GBI network enhances reliability and business continuity and the North route guarantees access to European content. This is all supported by GBI’s 24/7 Network Operation Center.

Commenting the new partnership, Sheikh Hamad Abdulla Al-Thani, CEO, Vodafone Qatar said “Today’s announcement with GBI is another solid step in our constant strive to deliver a world class experience to both our mobile and broadband customers. The relationship represents an opportunity to significantly expand our reach through their network, as we focus our combined energies in order to serve a broader range of customers.”

On the other hand, Abdulla Al Ruwali, Executive Director and Managing Director of GBI said, “We are excited to be extending our partnership with Vodafone Qatar and working closely together on delivering value to our customers. As demonstrated by this agreement, we are looking forward to building sustainable, long-term partnerships with global leaders, with the ultimate goal of bringing the experience to our partners and end-users with the unique GBI network spread.”