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Batelco Signs Agreement for Marseille POP with Interxion at Capacity Middle East 2019

PARIS, FRANCE, 5 March 2019 – INTERXION HOLDING NV (NYSE: INXN), a leading European provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services today announced that it had signed an agreement with Batelco, the leading provider of digital solutions in the Kingdom of Bahrain, to deploy a new point of presence (POP) in Marseille, France. The agreement is expected to expand Batelco’s presence in a strategically important hub location to accommodate the growing demand for internet bandwidth and content in Bahrain and the region. The Agreement was signed at Capacity Middle East 2019 which is held from March 4-7 at the Grand Hyatt, Dubai.

The signing of this agreement will enable the facilitation of route diversity via terrestrial and submarine cables as well as position Batelco as a regional provider for IP Transit service. Currently, the majority of traffic in demand in Bahrain and the region is content that is available in Europe. Hence, the large and growing community of networks and Tier-1 content providers available to build partnerships with in Interxion Marseille shall accelerate Batelco’s ability to cater to this growing demand from customers.

Commenting on the occasion Batelco Chief Global Business Officer Adel Daylami said, “This step forms part of Batelco’s efforts to seek new ways of enhancing customer experience and providing them with innovative solutions, as the company has always aspired to provide the latest digital and technical solutions to its customers in the Kingdom in line with Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030.”

“With the increased use of internet, it is imperative that customers are provided with reliable solutions allowing them to run their operations smoothly. Batelco is working to establish an extensive national and international infrastructure.”

“Batelco is a very notable addition to our community of customers in Marseille”, said Mike Hollands, Director of Market Development & Strategy at Interxion. “The growing number of content, gaming and cloud platforms present in our Marseille data centres will now enjoy enhanced access to Batelco’s residential and enterprise customers in Bahrain and the Middle East. In addition, Batelco provides the 140+ networks present at Interxion Marseille with a significant new partner to exchange traffic with, as the city’s role as an interconnection hub continues to boom.”

Interxion is a European provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation Data Center services interconnecting world-leading businesses and helping to extend reach into new markets. Whereas, Marseille is the fastest growing interconnection hub in Europe and an important anchor station for a large number of vital submarine cables, rendering it a digital gateway to and from the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

About Interxion

Interxion (NYSE: INXN) is a leading provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services in Europe, serving a wide range of customers through more than 50 data centres in 11 European countries. Interxion’s uniformly designed, energy efficient data centres offer customers extensive security and uptime for their mission-critical applications. With over 700 connectivity providers, 21 European Internet exchanges, and most leading cloud and digital media platforms across its footprint, Interxion has created connectivity, cloud, content and finance hubs that foster growing customer communities of interest.  For more information, please visit www.interxion.com.

About Batelco

Batelco Group is headquartered in the Kingdom of Bahrain and listed on the Bahrain Bourse. Batelco has played a pivotal role in the country's development as a major communications hub and today is the leading integrated communications’ provider, continuing to lead and shape the local consumer market and the enterprise ICT market. Batelco has been growing overseas via investing in other market-leading fixed and wireless operators.

Batelco Group has evolved from being a regional Middle Eastern operation to become a major communications company with direct and indirect investments across 14 geographies, namely Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt, Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man, Maldives, Diego Garcia, St. Helena, Ascension Island and the Falkland Islands. www.batelco.com

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Interxion France
Claire Chadourne, Responsable Marketing
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Email : clairec@interxion.com

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