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Cable Technology Feature Article

March 08, 2010

Tyco, Tata Communications Team to Construct the TGN Gulf Cable System

By Jyothi Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

Tata Communication and its partners in the TGN Gulf project, namely Bahrain Internet Exchange in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Nawras of Oman, Qatar Telecom of Qatar, Mobily of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Etisalat (News - Alert) of the United Arab Emirates have joined hands with Tyco Telecommunications to build TGN Gulf cable system.
Officials at Tata Communications (News - Alert) said that they intend to build cable project as part of strategic relationships that will support the development of an extended portfolio of advanced telecommunications services such as Global Ethernet, MPLS based VPN, Managed Security, Infrastructure as a Service, or “IaaS,” and Global Telepresence (News - Alert).
All these services are ideally suited to support both local and global enterprises, which are very active in rapidly expanding Middle East market.
In the release, Vinod Kumar (News - Alert), President and COO of Tata Communication, said that they firmly believe in the growth potential and increasing dynamism in the Middle East region and this conviction translates tangibly into investments that will increase their infrastructure and services coverage throughout the region.
“We see the Middle East as a crucial building block in our Emerging Markets strategy and in delivering the ‘new world of communications’ to our global enterprise customers. Along with our partners, we are confident of creating sustained mutual benefits while serving global and Middle Eastern companies with a unique service portfolio,” Kumar said.
This new team work is expected to provide a new dimension to the infrastructure and unique service capabilities of each of the partners involved in the work. Each party with their own cable station will have access to a new high-speed route to the globe and at the same time add much needed resilience and diversity to the infrastructure in each country. The capacity will also help to support the continued expansion in broadband penetration, Internet usage and enterprise applications in each market.
Radwan Moussalli, Tata Communications Managing Director for the Middle East and North Africa, or “MENA,” said that they are extremely happy to be partnering with all of the partners in the interest of further developing this region.
“Tata Communications commits to not only this investment, but also to bring expertise, resources and a world class team in support of all our partners as we introduce the state of the art global telecom services to the region,” Moussalli said.
This new state-of-the-art cable system is expected to complete during 2011, which will connect the region to the rest of the world via the Tata Global Network (TGN) providing reliable high speed bandwidth to all the key cities of the world.

Jyothi Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jyothi's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Kelly McGuire