CTG’s subsea capacity and connectivity agreement with ZOI set to elevate service offerings and enhance customer experience
Middle East: China Telecom Global Limited (CTG), the world-leading provider of integrated telecommunication services, has signed a strategic subsea capacity and connectivity agreement with Zain Omantel International (ZOI), the Middle East’s premier global wholesale powerhouse, facilitating the global expansion of both parties’ market presence in the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions.
Leveraging ZOI and CTG’s exceptional expertise and network capabilities, this partnership allows the parties to take their service offerings to new heights, delivering high-capacity, low-latency data connectivity across China, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Iraq, Sudan, and South Sudan.
Paving the way for seamless and reliable communication, the partnership marks a significant milestone in the telecommunication industry and is poised to bring about a new era of global connectivity and enhanced customer experiences, promoting economic growth, fostering innovation, and bringing people closer together.
Speaking on the agreement, Faming Lu, Vice President at CTG, said, “Aligned with our worldwide strategy to enhance CTG’s foothold in the Middle East, we look forward to collaborating with ZOI to reinforce network assistance for clients and enable enterprises to venture into global markets and stay competitive. Especially for those aiming to expand into the Asia Pacific region, this partnership presents a valuable opportunity to benefit from rapid and dependable connectivity that effectively fuels their business growth. Furthermore, it will serve as a digital gateway for Chinese businesses seeking to establish their operations in the Middle East market, unlocking the vast potential for mutual success.”
Sohail Qadir, ZOI CEO said, “As the gateway from the Middle East to the world, ZOI is proud to be CTG’s partner of choice in the Middle East for international capacity and subsea streams. This partnership strengthens our position as the global wholesale powerhouse connecting all Middle Eastern countries to an extensive international network. It also enables us to deliver unrivaled connectivity solutions and wholesale services to businesses across the region.”
The strategic partnership between CTG and ZOI marks a significant milestone in the collaboration between the parties. It will revolutionize the way global connectivity is offered and pave the way to offer more innovative and advanced international telecom solutions.
ZOI, the only truly pan-regional network connecting all Middle Eastern countries to a vast international network, is set to be a game-changer in the telecommunications wholesale industry, offering a diverse portfolio of services and solutions to meet the increasing demands of wholesale customers. It will cater to the end-to-end telecommunications needs of telecom operators, as well as international carriers, data centers, hyperscalers, content, and cloud providers seeking services within the region and beyond.
About China Telecom:
China Telecom Global Limited (“CTG”) is a wholly owned subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation Limited (“China Telecom”). Established in 2012, headquartered in Hong Kong, CTG connects the Asia Pacific region and the world based on its abundant resources in mainland China and globe. China Telecom has branches or subsidiaries in 41 countries and regions. Leveraging its vast network resources of 50 submarine cables with 117T in intercontinental capacity and 229 Points-of-Presence (PoPs) around the world, China Telecom offers a high-performing global network for international carriers and multinational enterprises. Targeting international carriers, multinational corporation clients and overseas Chinese enterprises, CTG provides customised and cost-effective integrated communications solutions and diversified telecom services to cater to their global business needs.
Zain Omantel International (ZOI) is the Middle East’s premier wholesale powerhouse serving regional operators, international carriers, global hyperscalers and cloud providers seeking services within the region and beyond. The first-of-its-kind joint venture signifies a substantial advancement in the telecommunications industry and is poised to become a global powerhouse due to Zain’s extensive regional presence and success in the retail and digital arenas, combined with Omantel’s exceptional wholesale capabilities and comprehensive international subsea and terrestrial networks. ZOI manages all international wholesale requirements of Zain and Omantel operations in eight countries, serving over 55 million customers.