FastIraq Selects Epsilon for Last Mile Connectivity
Epsilon’s Enterprise Connect service gives the Iraqi operator access to global enterprise locations in major financial centres
Epsilon Telecommunications, the world’s largest global telecoms network exchange, has been selected by Iraqi network operator FastIraq to provide international connectivity and local access to enterprise locations globally. This extends FastIraq’s network reach to new destinations and allows it to leverage interconnects with Epsilon’s 450 preconnected carriers. Epsilon will provide local access from sites in Iraq to buildings in London and Frankfurt as well as international private leased circuits via its global platform.
By outsourcing both last mile access through Epsilon’s Enterprise Connect solution as well as connectivity between major datacentre hubs, FastIraq is simplifying its international capacity procurement processes and streamlining access to last mile connectivity. This removes the need for FastIraq to secure its own agreements with multiple network operators and has the added capability to extend its network to more than 170 countries where Epsilon has local agreements in place.
“Iraq has seen rapid development in its telecommunications sector. Between 2010 and 2012, there has been exponential growth in Internet users and our work with FastIraq is helping to feed this demand,” says Irwin Fouwels, Chief Commercial Officer at Epsilon Telecommunications. “FastIraq has been able to leverage Epsilon’s pre-existing relationships so it can focus on delivering services in the local market without having to take costly steps to put agreements in place in individual markets around the globe. It can focus on developing its business in Iraq while Epsilon delivers the connectivity it needs to in-demand destinations for Iraqi business, government and Internet users.”
As Epsilon manages FastIraq’s international gateway it will function as an extension of the Epsilon network in Iraq. Concurrently FastIraq has the ability to provide local access termination for Epsilon within a notoriously hard to reach country, opening up the local market to those carriers utilising the Epsilon exchange.
“Epsilon is able to deliver a solution that is agile, efficient and overall delivers the connectivity we need to serve our customers and grow our business. It is an exciting time for development in Iraq with oil and gas, and government sectors requiring robust telecoms infrastructure both locally and globally and in working with Epsilon we can deliver the services they need,” says Timothy Moore, CEO at FastIraq.
Founded in 2005, FastIraq provides telecommunications and information technology solutions across Iraq in support of government, carrier, Business to Business (B2B), wholesale and retail Internet Service Providers (ISP). FastIraq possesses the required technical expertise, management experience and corporate infrastructure necessary to deliver its solutions in a challenging environment to help its customers enjoy the highest available Quality of Service at a reasonable price.