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Level 3 Communications’ point of presence expands datamena’s ecosystem in Dubai

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Level 3 Communications’ point of presence expands datamena’s ecosystem in Dubai

Dubai, UAE, 5th August 2013: datamena, the carrier neutral data centre and connectivity platform based in the UAE and servicing the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, is pleased to announce that Level 3 Communications, a leading provider of global communications services, has joined datamena’s ecosystem of networks.

“We are pleased to welcome Level 3 Communications into datamena.  The presence of Level 3’s multiservice node and access to its global network will extend the world-class offerings available to our customers,” said Mahesh Jaishankar, Vice President, datamena.

“Connecting Level 3’s global network to datamena’s extensive ecosystem presents an opportunity for us to expand our services to customers in the Middle East region and beyond,” said James Heard, Level 3 Regional President of EMEA. “And we believe that access to our global network will greatly benefit datamena’s customers.”

The new PoP will enable Level 3 to provide IPv4 and v6 IP Transit, MPLS, CDN, Private Line and Vyvx video broadcasting services within datamena and, by means of duly licensed carrier providers outside of datamena..

Level 3 Communications provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers in more than 500 markets in 55 countries through a portfolio of secure, managed solutions, including data centre and cloud-based solutions.

datamena provides Level 3 with a carrier-neutral platform to extend its services to over 15 independent networks present in the datamena ecosystem, which also includes Equinix quality and availability as part of datamena’s colocation offering.

About datamena

Launched in 2012 by du, datamena is a carrier-neutral data centre, connectivity interchange and services platform in the UAE. The company hosts the UAE Internet Exchange (UAE-IX), managed by the world’s largest Internet Exchange operator, Germany’s DE-CIX, and provides data centre services in alliance with Equinix, a leading global provider of data centre services. Located at the intersection of some of the world’s most dynamic markets, we help carriers, content and service providers to grow across the Middle East and beyond. For further information, please visit www.datamena.com

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