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du wins Telco Broadcast Project of the Year for datamena at Broadcast Pro ME Awards


Dubai, UAE, 25 November, 2012 - Carrier-neutral transit and content hub datamena wins first award one month after launch du recently received the Telco Broadcast Project of the Year award from the Broadcast Pro ME Awards, for its carrier-neutral transit and content hub, datamena. The award and was accepted by Mahesh Jaishankar, Vice President, Investments (Special Projects), du, on behalf of datamena.

“It is an honour to receive the Telco Broadcast Project of the Year award for datamena. That our proposition is already attracting such positive attention is testament to the region’s desire and need for world-class capabilities to host digital content within the region, close to end users. Digital media is growing at a staggering pace, and we are committed to giving our customers a competitive advantage in this changing landscape with an end to end product portfolio.” said Jaishankar. 

datamena was launched in October 2012, in line with du’s vision to enable enterprise and broadcast companies to host and distribute their content in the Middle East. It delivers a world-class, digital end user experience, with leading data centre facilities, high-speed connectivity and support services for content providers, Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), carriers and operators. It also hosts the newly-launched UAE Internet Exchange (UAE-IX), managed by the world’s largest internet exchange operator, Germany’s DE-CIX. A key objective of datamena is to simplify and reduce the cost of hosting and content distribution in the region, enabling customers to locate content closer to their regional end users.  

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