Lightstorm collaborates with Kalaam Carrier Solutions to expand its presence in the Middle East
- Lightstorm will interconnect with Kalaam Carrier Solutions global network in UAE to provide an improved network experience to their customers in the MENA region
- The partnership is crucial to Lightstorm’s expansion plans in the region and highlights UAE’s strategic position as the communications network hub for the MEA region
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – March 07, 2023: Kalaam Carrier Solutions (KCS), the Wholesale division of Kalaam Telecom Group in the MENA region collaborates with Lightstorm, a carrier-neutral network infrastructure platform with presence across Asia Pacific & Middle East to develop state-of-the-art NaaS platform, regional fiber interconnection services and other services that would further enhance and expand the reachability of its customers.
Lightstorm will also form a Network-to-Network Interface (NNI) arrangement with Kalaam Carrier Solutions, which will enable Lightstorm to use KCS points of presence in the Middle East and Africa. This will allow Lightstorm to support the expansion plans for global digital enterprises and hyperscalers looking for best-in-class network services.
“Over the last few years, the MEA region has strengthened its position as an important business hub, and we are witnessing strong demand from our customers for data center services across the region. We are excited at the start of our journey in the region and are looking forward to working with Kalaam Carrier Solutions, to provide best-in-class infrastructure and experience to our customers. With this partnership, we can provide more value to our customers with comprehensive network services with our expansion in the Middle East region,” says Amajit Gupta, Group CEO and MD, Lightstorm.
As part of the agreement, Kalaam Carrier Solutions will be able to access Lightstorm’s Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform, Polarin, which allows enterprises to efficiently manage hybrid and multi-cloud networks while providing them with unmatched agility and scalability to grow their business.
Veer Passi, CEO at Kalaam Telecom Group said, “This partnership will be pivotal for creating a differentiated value in the digital ecosystem space for which we are extremely excited about. While we give access to our world-class network infrastructure to Lightstorm, we can provide improved management and control of our network to customer thanks to Lightstorm’s Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform, Polarin. We look at this collaboration as a long-term commitment to develop a unique value to businesses in their digital transformation journey.”
Lightstorm is building infrastructure for hyperscale networking in South Asia, Southeast Asia and Middle East to accelerate the region’s growth and spur innovation in the digital economy. We are a pioneer in building a first-of-its-kind utility-grade resilient fiber network, SmartNet, in several countries in the region. Our Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform opens new opportunities for enterprises by providing a simple, secure and smart way to enhance their application performance and user experience. A trusted partner of several Fortune 500 companies, Lightstorm is creating a robust foundation of digital infrastructure to create new sources of value and differentiation for businesses. Further information at www.lightstormtelecom.com. Connect with us on LinkedIn.
About Kalaam Telecom Group
Kalaam Telecom Group (Kalaam) is a trusted digital solutions provider, serving SME’s, enterprise regionally and telecoms carriers & hyperscalers globally. Headquartered in Bahrain, and with offices in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Jordan, and UK, Kalaam has pioneered ISP solutions, connectivity, and digital transformation in the GCC with an accumulated legacy of 30+ years.
Kalaam provides a portfolio of cutting-edge digital solutions that are tailored to the needs of customers of all sizes in key markets and verticals across the region, including BFSI, education, government, hospitality, healthcare, retail and more.
Kalaam’s fully owned terrestrial cable system, Kalaam Network Optical Transit (KNOT), which is spanning Kuwait, Bahrain, KSA, UAE and Qatar is now coupled with consortium ownership in undersea cable Europe-India Gateway (EIG), a 15,000 km international fiber-optic submarine cable system covering 12 countries from India and the Middle East to Europe. Through this extensive network, Kalaam is uniquely placed to serve international and regional telecom carriers and enterprises.
To know more about Kalaam Telecom Solutions log onto www.kalaam-telecom.com