Bahrain Telecommunication Company (Batelco) has become the first telecommunications company in the Middle East region to launch the AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) service, Manama-IX Reseller Service.
Batelco welcomed AMS-IX CEO Peter van Burgel who visited Batelco’s headquarters last week to meet with Batelco Chief Global Business Officer Hani Askar and celebrate Batelco’s launch of the service.
MANAMA-IX enables direct network interconnections bringing all networks closer, and localizing the traffic. Internet traffic will be exchanged using only one connection and cross-connect.
"The Manama-IX Reseller service benefits members of Manama-IX, as they can now resell a portion of their capacity on the platform to other providers, who in turn benefit as they don’t need to establish a direct connection to Manama-IX," said a release from the operator.
“Another major success for Manama-IX is the ongoing booming data traffic volumes that the platform continues to achieve. We are delighted to witness new peak traffic levels over the past 12 months in regional internet exchanges between January 2021 and January 2022, equivalent to a remarkable 117% boost. This has primarily been driven by the ever-growing bandwidth-hungry applications, gaming, video streaming, and content delivery. The increase positions Manama-IX as the highest internet traffic exchange platform in the Middle East,” Hani said.