AIM partners with GBI to launch regional digital infrastructure services


Alliance International Management (AIM) has signed a partnership agreement with Gulf Bridge International (GBI) to provide digital infrastructure services in the Middle East. These services will be provided over GBI’s Smart Network, utilizing both GBI’s subsea and terrestrial fiber optic facilities.

The partnership agreement was signed by AIM on behalf of “Alliance Networks” – a new ecosystem of technology providers and investors seeking to strengthen connectivity in the Gulf by bridging low-latency connectivity infrastructure with data centers and exchange platforms. This joint venture will meet edge requirements with low latency and ensure seamless content delivery to the last mile through a robust presence of network nodes distributed across the region.

Alliance Networks will use GBI’s Smart Network to provide low-latency connectivity to all GCC countries, Asia and Europe. The GBI Smart Network will enable Alliance Networks to deliver high bandwidth and capacity to carriers, cloud and content providers.

The agreement was recently signed by Adel Al-Daylami, Chief Executive Business Officer of AIM, and Cengiz Oztelcan, Chief Executive Officer of GBI.

Alliance Networks brings together a complete end-to-end connectivity ecosystem under one roof. This enables carriers, enterprise, cloud and content providers accelerated access to network and data center infrastructure across the region through a single platform, contract and experience.

Cengiz Oztelcan, Chief Executive Officer of GBI, said, “The GBI Smart Network is well positioned to support our joint venture with Alliance Networks. Our partnership will provide greater redundancy to the Gulf and a reliable alternate route for connectivity customers. We’re excited to play a key role at Alliance Networks, delivering innovative digital infrastructure services to the region, which has all the attributes needed to become a global connectivity hub.”

Adel Al Daylami, Chief Executive Business Officer at AIM added: “AIM is very pleased to be signed with GBI. It strengthens Alliance Networks’ efforts to accelerate the development and enhancement of digital infrastructure capabilities in the region by connecting operators, content, cloud and internet service providers.

“Alliance Networks aims to play a key role in the digital transformation of businesses and nation states across the region by elevating the digital standard through our services.”


About AIM

AIM (Alliance International Management) is a management consultancy in the ICT sector, led by a team of experts in digital infrastructure services and ICT ecosystems in the Middle East. AIM is managing the establishment of a new joint venture aimed at strengthening the connectivity of the Gulf region by linking high-speed connectivity infrastructure with data centers and exchange platforms.

About Gulf Bridge International (GBI)

Founded in 2008, GBI is a global cloud, connectivity and content enabler that owns and operates an intelligent and fully managed network. GBI’s multi-layer terrestrial and submarine mesh cable network connects East to West through the Middle East, empowering businesses, connecting societies and contributing to the region’s accelerated digital transformation. GBI is a carrier of choice for telecom operators, ISPs and governments across the Middle East, Europe and Asia, providing capacity and a portfolio of wholesale and enterprise services. GBI’s value proposition and diverse offerings serve as a catalyst for growth and innovation, contributing to economic development within the region and beyond.


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