Monday, December 19, 2011

Gulf Bridge Cable System Readies for Service

Gulf Bridge International (GBI), the Middle East’s first privately owned submarine cable operator, and TE SubCom, announced the completion of works of the GBI cable system segments within the Gulf, the Gulf to India, the Gulf to Egypt, across Egypt and across the Mediterranean to Italy. The new network is expected to enter service in the next few weeks.

"This achievement is a significant milestone for the Gulf region, which continues to experience unprecedented economic and social growth,�? said Rashed Al Noaimi, Chairman, GBI. “The GBI cable system will facilitate both well into the future."

The GBI cable system boasts a capacity of at least 5.18 terabits.