Verizon expands Global Enterprise Network Platform

Verizon expanded its global enterprise network platform in the Middle East region to enable multinational corporations to take advantage of Verizon’s Private IP service. The expansion will make it possible for Verizon customers with locations in these emerging markets to more effectively exchange data and global business applications and employ the company’s world-class managed network and security solutions.

Leveraging the strengths of Verizon’s global multiprotocol label switching network and the reach of the company’s network alliance provider Vodacom Business in Africa, Verizon enterprise customers can add Private IP services to their offices in: Gabon on Africa’s western coast; Djibouti and Ethiopia on the Horn of Africa; Malawi and Zimbabwe in Eastern Africa; and Swaziland in the southern region.  In addition, Verizon professional consulting services can help customers in the region design and implement a networking solution tailored to their business requirements.

The expansion brings to 21 the number of African countries where Verizon’s Private IP is now available.  The other countries are: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia in Africa’s eastern region; Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Morocco and Nigeria in the northern and western coastal regions; and Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa in the central and southern regions.  In the Middle East, services are also available in Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi and Dubai).

“Verizon’s high-IQ networks are a platform for innovation, and the platform just got stronger with Private IP service coverage in Africa and the Middle East. This expansion further demonstrates our commitment to this emerging region and meeting the evolving requirements of our multinational business and government customers.  Expansive network services like Verizon’s Private IP will play a central role in creating global connections between people, machines and their environments, and contributing to business and societal progress.”  said Martin Burvill, vice president of enterprise sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Verizon.

Verizon Private IP customers benefit from six classes of service (CoS), and latency-sensitive applications, such as VoIP and video, receive priority over less time-sensitive applications such as email. The ability to prioritize applications, combined with advanced reporting tools for network and application performance to the desktop and user level, makes Private IP an ideal global platform for business communications and day-to-day operations.