Global cable system links India and Gulf states

The Middle East and India will soon share a connection via a major international cable network. Tata Communications is launching the TGN-Gulf subsea cable system, which will connect the Gulf to Mumbai in India while linking in to the Tata Global Network.

In partnership with Nawras of Oman, Etisalat of UAE, Qtel of Qatar, Bahrain Internet Exchange of Bahrain, and Mobily of Saudi Arabia, the TGN cable system is the first TGN cable to serve the Gulf region and will offer network access to UAE, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, providing carriers and businesses with a direct route into the emerging markets of the Gulf region.

The TGN-Gulf cable system will provide companies based in the region, and those looking to expand into these markets, with capacity for broadband data and high quality voice services. The system will initially offer speeds of up to 10G and a greater geographical reach for Tata’s customers, providing a critical backbone for economic development across the Gulf region.

Radwan Moussalli, Managing Director MENA, Tata Communications, says, "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.”

This new development is the latest in a series of expansions and upgrades to the TGN. The cable network boasts significant depth in key emerging markets including China, India, South Africa as well as the Gulf region, and currently covers nearly 20% of the world’s internet routes reaching over 240 countries and territories.

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