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Tata Comms opens TGN-Gulf cable system
23 March 2012
Indian submarine network operator launches TGN-Gulf subsea cable system, completing global ring
India’s Tata Communications has launched a subsea cable system across the Gulf, completing its round-the-world fibre optic cable network. Tata Communications unveiled the TGN-Gulf subsea cable system linking the Gulf region to the Indian city of Mumbai, and onwards to the Tata Global Network.
The operator has also launched the 9,280 kilometre Tata Global Network-Eurasia (TGN-EA) cable connecting Europe, India, the Gulf and Middle East with the rest of the world, signifying the completion of its round-the-world fibre optic cable network.
Vinod Kumar, managing director and CEO of Tata Communications said: “This a landmark moment for Tata Communications as we officially launch the world's first wholly-owned global submarine cable network as a complete and robust ring around the world.”
TGN-Gulf — initially running at 10 gigabits a second — will provide network access to Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE, in agreement with operators Bahrain Internet Exchange, Nawras, Qtel, Mobily and Etisalat respectively.
Radwan Moussalli, managing director for the Middle East and North Africa at Tata Communications, said: “The TGN-Gulf subsea cable system will act as the foundation for growth and technological innovation for businesses in one of the fastest growing emerging markets in the world. It is well positioned to meet the ever-growing demand for high-bandwidth voice and data services, lower latencies, higher uptimes and seamless scalability.” GTB
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