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datamena adds APS to its growing partner ecosystem ahead of Capacity Middle East 2015


Dubai, UAE, 05 March 2015:datamena, the carrier neutral data centre and connectivity platform based in the UAE and servicing the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, is delighted to announce its partnership with Afghanistan Payments Systems (APS), the National Switch of Afghanistan, a leading provider of innovative electronic and mobile payment services in the country.


Taking place ahead of its participation at Capacity Middle East 2015, APS’s agreement with datamena aims to set up a disaster recovery site abroad, in order to maintain a robust, redundant and secure system. The announced agreement is set to aid APS in further developing the financial services market in Afghanistan.


“We are delighted to welcome APS to datamena. Our colocation services offer APS a fully secure site for disaster recovery, enabling them to improve the customer experience by ensuring service continuity,” said Fahad Al Hassawi, Chief Commercial Officer, du. 


Zaheer Bawar, the Managing Director of Afghanistan Payments Systems (APS), added: “Of all the colocation service providers that we looked at, datamena was the only one that met the main criteria for our selection process; compliance with PCI DSS, which is a must for payment systems. This collaboration will help us ensure payment security to our customers in Afghanistan and beyond.”


APS joins a growing ecosystem of over 70 companies that use datamena’s secure platform of colocation, connectivity, infrastructure and expertise, to help them grow across the Middle East and the world. 

Celebrating its 10th anniversary year from March 10-12 this year, Capacity Middle East has established itself as the annual meeting point for all operators and service providers active in the Middle Eastern telecoms market. This year’s event gives attendees the opportunity to network with over 1200 senior executives from more than 350 international companies, in one place for the region’s largest and most prestigious annual wholesale telecoms event.