Today, Orange (www.Orange.com) has opened a very large-capacity IP Point of Presence (PoP) in the Middle East. The facility, which is located in Amman, Jordan, is operational from today and will enhance Internet connectivity in the region by offering faster connection speeds and improved reliability for wholesale customers.
An IP Point of Presence is part of the technical infrastructure equipment necessary to enable local operators to access the Internet through an interconnection point with long-distance networks.
Orange is the first operator capable of offering reliable, high quality, secure connections for the wholesale market in Middle Eastern countries to support the huge rise in IP traffic in this area. This fully redundant IP PoP, is a secure solution that facilitates the development of this region. Orange is now able offer reliable, high-quality connections for Middle Eastern countries.
With its strategic position in the region, following the launch of this IP PoP in Amman Orange is fully able to address the market's needs. The Group is already able to leverage its strong existing customer base, through Orange Jordan. In the medium and long term, the Amman IP PoP will facilitate the development of the Middle Eastern IP market.
Orange now offers a full range of services to customers wishing to connect to the Amman IP PoP, including, notably, a range of high-end value added services.
By connecting to this very large-capacity PoP, wholesale customers, regional operators and Internet Service Providers will benefit from cost-effective connections to a Tier 1 operator. Additionally, customer experience will improve due to this Point of Presence which will bring content providers closer to Internet users.
With the opening of this new PoP, Orange has now enhanced its position as a major Internet connectivity enabler in the Middle East, where capacity is constantly increasing.