GPX Global Systems Inc. Partner with Egyptian Class A Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to Expand Marketplace

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City: Cairo, Egypt

GPX Global Systems, Inc., a provider of state-of-the-art, neutral Internet eXchange (IX) facilities in emerging Internet markets, announced that all four Egyptian Class A ISPs have joined the GPX Middle East Internet Exchange (MEIX), in Cairo Egypt. An Egyptian Class A license grants the right to own an Internet backbone and connect directly to international service providers. EgyNet, LINKdotNet, Nile On Line, and TE Data own and run the Internet backbones in Egypt.

By joining the GPX MEIX, these ISPs have access to a broad range of customers wishing to expand their marketplace—content providers, DNS service providers, on-line brokerage companies, and others.

Because the MEIX provides a neutral data center environment, MEIX customers benefit by having a choice of services between multiple providers.

“We are very pleased to have attracted all of the Class A ISPs to our MEIX Internet exchange,” states Tom Byrnes, SVP Sales and Marketing of GPX Global Systems. “Customers and ISPs are selecting the MEIX because it provides world class infrastructure and very reliable and secure colocation. The center offers a variety of local access and interconnection options and is the only exchange in Egypt to provide network diversity via a private, dedicated fiber optic ring connected to two major Telecom Egypt central offices.”

The Egyptian Networks Company built and operated the first privately owned Public Data Network (PDN) in Egypt. Today it is the largest network offering Frame Relay and ATM services.

The company provides world-class telecommunications solutions through a reliable, accessible, and cost-effective network that supports data and multi-media flow, and that is running on a fast and reliable Internet Gateway.

LINKdotNET, a subsidiary of Orascom Telecom Holding, is one of the largest Internet Service and Solution Providers in the Middle East, North Africa, and Pakistan. It provides, maintains, develops and promotes Internet solutions and services that span Internet connectivity, hosting, online advertising, network solutions, and web development.

Nile On Line
As one of the leading voice and Internet services providers in Egypt, Nile On Line, provides its services through their numerous points of presence that spans all governorates, cities, towns and districts in Egypt via a secured VOIP/VPN. The services offered include both bandwidth and Internet. Applications include secured networks, electronic and voice mail, and hosting web sites and portals. Nile On Line currently hosts 70% of the Egyptian free Internet market.

TE Data
Established by Telecom Egypt to function as its data communications arm, TE Data is one of the largest ISPs in Egypt. With operations in Egypt and Jordan, the company offers narrowband and broadband Internet access, managed dedicated Internet access, IP VPN connectivity, and global connectivity services. The company has attained more than half of the Egyptian broadband market with its ADSL offering.

GPX Global Systems, Inc.
Incorporated in August 2002, GPX develops and operates state-of-the-art, neutral Internet eXchange (IX) facilities in emerging, but fast growing commercial Internet markets along the undersea cable systems of FLAG, SEA-ME-WE3, and SEA-ME-WE4 as well as other regional cable systems.

GPX IXs provide telecommunications companies (Telcos), Internet Service Providers (ISPs), e-businesses, and enterprise customers with a highly reliable, secure, neutral data center environment where they can collocate their mission critical communications and application platforms. In addition, the GPX IXs provide a single physical location where customers can access a host of services from multiple providers.

Contact Company: GPX Global Systems, Inc.
Contact Person: Tom Byrnes, SVP Sales & Marketing
Contact Email: [email protected]