View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
  2. Data Centre
February 7, 2010

Gulf Bridge International signs submarine cable deal with Vodafone Qatar

New cable system to connect all the countries of the Gulf region

By CBR Staff Writer

Gulf Bridge International, a privately owned submarine cable operator in the Middle East, has entered into an agreement with Vodafone Qatar, to land GBI’s submarine cable in Qatar.

According to GBI, the new cable system, which will utilise new subsea fibre cable technology, will connect all the countries of the Gulf region to each other and provide onward connectivity to Europe and Asia. It has a design capacity of up to 5 terabits per second on certain cable sections and will connect to Gulf countries through a core ring that can re-route traffic.

The company claims that the launch of new cable system will provide telecom operators and other communications companies, both in the region and globally, with choice, value, diversity and resilience.

Ahmed Mekky, CEO of GBI, said: “Partnering with Vodafone Qatar takes GBI one step closer to fulfilling our implementation plans. We believe that once operational, the GBI cable system will play a key role in facilitating communications and enabling the region to grow both socially and economically.”

Content from our partners
Sherif Tawfik: The Middle East and Africa are ready to lead on the climate
What to look for in a modern ERP system
How tech leaders can keep energy costs down and meet efficiency goals

The GBI Cable System is scheduled to be launched in 2011 and designed to operate for up to 25 years.

Topics in this article :
Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.
THANK YOU