Cable Technology Feature Article
January 19, 2010
Interoute, Gibtelecom Deploy Alternative Telecom Route to Gibraltar
By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor
Gibtelecom, a telecommunications provider in Gibraltar, and Interoute, owner operator of a state of the art European next generation network, reportedly deployed an alternative telecommunications route to Gibraltar.
The alternative telecommunications route offers high capacity connectivity between the Rock and the rest of Europe.
According to Gibtelecom officials, the new Point of Presence will give users and businesses in Gibraltar additional resilient access to Europe via Interoute’s technologically advanced pan European network.
Company officials said that the fiber optic network also offers virtually unlimited capacity to support further growth in Gibraltar. This new route complements Gibtelecom’s existing international routes, including via Telefonica (News - Alert) and cable and wireless, and will provide further communications resilience for Gibraltar.
“Gibraltar’s position makes it the natural hub for international businesses looking for easy access to Europe and Africa,” Gareth Williams, CEO, Interoute, said in a statement.
Williams said that Gibraltar has created a successful financial services and ecommerce sector, which depend on first class communications.
“Consequently, we’ve seen an increasing demand from our customers to provide high capacity access to the region and we’re delighted to be able to partner with Gibtelecom and connect to their fiber optic network,” he said.
The new link that has been constructed by Interoute, under contract to Gibtelecom, runs from Madrid to Gibraltar. It is more than 900kms in length and runs independently of all other telecommunications carriers infrastructure in southern Spain. The initially commissioned capacity on the link is an STM16.
Tim Bristow, CEO, Gibtelecom, said that by partnering with Interoute, the company is bringing businesses in Gibraltar access to a European next generation network and the 25 European countries that it crosses. He said that Gibraltar has witnessed a substantial surge in demand for network access, and through Gibtelecom financing the construction of this new link businesses are guaranteed enhanced connectivity, now and in the future.
Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anil’s articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Amy Tierney