The company participates in the share capital of the new telecommunications node in Sicily, strengthening its position as a player in Africa
VueTel‘s participation in Open Hub Med (Ohm) comes alive. The Italian company, specialized in international telecommunications services with main focus in North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, becomes a member of the consortium.
Open Hub Med, the Sicilian consortium composed not only of VueTel, but also of Retelit, Interoute Italia, Italtel, Eolo, MIX, Supernap Italia, Equinix Italia, Fastweb, In-Site and XMED, is the first neutral and open hub in Italy for the exchange of data communications, the main landing place for submarine cables in the Mediterranean.
Through connections between its Palermo Data Center and the other submarine cable landing stations, as well as the creation of an open transport platform to Europe, OHM makes Sicily, strategically placed in the center of the Mediterranean, the preferred landing point traffic to and from the Middle East, Africa and the Far East.
Within Open Hub Med, VueTel’s role is to develop interconnections to guarantee efficiency, quality, competitiveness and safety. These are international IP Transit and connectivity services, international dedicated lines (IPLC), dedicated Ethernet circuits (Carrier Ethernet), virtual private networks (MPLS VPN). Through state-of-the-art network and access technologies, a fully redundant high-capacity backbone and nodes that connect the main landing stations of submarine cables with terrestrial fiber optic networks, VueTel’s international data services are able to improve and increase the connectivity of the African continent and the Mediterranean basin.
“We want to be an increasingly strategic global carrier and player towards the Mediterranean. Our presence in Sicily is in addition to that already active in other connectivity centers including London, Marseille, Frankfurt, Milan – explains Giovanni Ottati, CEO of VueTel, now also a director of Open Hub Med – This infrastructure hub neutral to and from the Mediterranean allows us to support the development of important projects of new cables or Branch Units with our partners including Libya, Tunisia, Algeria – continues Ottati – The Mediterranean today represents the main telecommunications hub worldwide, a crossroads of infrastructures that connects Europe, Africa, Asia and North America “.