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datamena, the pioneering carrier neutral data centre and connectivity platform based in the UAE and servicing the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, announces the addition of Tier 1 Global Internet Service Provider (ISP), Sprint, to its list of partners.

With ambitions to expand the reach of its network into the Middle East and Africa, Sprint chose datamena to host its hub location for the region. datamena is providing Sprint with colocation facilities within the datacentre, built and managed to the highest global standard. With this new partnership, Sprint will be able to offer a better overall experience to customers in GCC countries.

Speaking about the partnership, Mark Harris, Sprint's managing director, said: ""We chose datamena due to the quality of its DC facility, its carrier neutrality and the ease with which we can conduct our business in the region from its facility. Its central location as well as the access it provides to key cable systems makes it the perfect choice for us to be able to deliver the fastest, best, possible experience for our customers.""

Khaled Tabbara, senior vice president - International Wholesale, du, added: ""The combination of our geo-strategic location and our impressive roster of interconnection partners and facilities are key reasons why datamena is increasingly becoming the preferred choice for international businesses looking to build a presence in the region. We are proud to provide Sprint - one of the leading global ISPs, with access to our data hub and improve and expand its potential to serve GCC countries.""

Launched by du in 2012 and based in the UAE, datamena offers customers a secure ecosystem of space, connectivity, infrastructure and expertise, to help them grow across the Middle East and the world. It presents a significant opportunity for customers looking to expand upon their global footprint, and acts as a growth accelerator for digital businesses both in the UAE and the Gulf region.

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