DOHA, Qatar–(Business Wire)–
Gulf Bridge International (GBI), the newly established submarine cable operator
in the region, and TIC in the Islamic Republic of Iran, have agreed to land
GBI’s submarine telecom cable in Iran and signed the Landing Party Agreement on
21st of April 2010.
GBI’s plan to land its telecom submarine cable in Iran aligns with the strategic
plans of TIC of Iran. In addition, this agreement will facilitate onward
connectivity to many central Asian countries including Pakistan, Afghanistan,
Turkmenistan, Azarbaijan, Armenia and Turkey.
The Gulf Bridge International Cable Network is planned to connect Iran with the
Gulf region and the rest of the world, via a reliable, high capacity submarine
fiber optic cable linking the region to India and the Far East via the East
Route and to Europe via the West Route.
Commenting on the landing of GBI’s cable in Iran, Mr. Hamad Almannai, GBI’s
Executive Vice Chairman said “Landing our cable in Iran is part of GBI’s plan
and full commitment toward connecting the Gulf to the whole world with a
reliable cable infrastructure.
Commenting on the landing of GBICS with TIC in Iran, Mr. Mahmoud Khosravi, TIC
Managing Director and member of the Board said “TIC is happy to land GBICS in
Iran which will be a great addition and expansion to Iran`s international
Designed to operate for 25 years and enter service during 2011, GBI`s cable will
exploit the commercial opportunity provided by the increasing demand for
reliable high-speed telecommunications capacity in the Gulf region. In order to
achieve this, GBI`s cable is designed to meet all current and anticipated future
capacity demands across the Gulf Region, incorporating a design capacity of 5
Terabits per second on certain cable sections.
*Source: ME NewsWire
View this release online: http://www.me-newswire.com/news/1751
About Gulf Bridge International
Gulf Bridge International (GBI) is a private company dedicated to connecting all
the nations of the Gulf region to one another and to the rest of the world,
using the latest fiber optic technologies. The GBI cable will be developed and
owned by GCC investors who are building this strategic infrastructure to serve
the entire region.
For more information visit www.GBIinc.Com
TIC is the sole provider of Telecommunication infrastructure to all private and
public operators in the Islamic Republic of Iran. TIC is also the sole
responsible party for all international gateways and IP capacity and
connectivity services in the country.
For more information visit www.TIC.IR
Cohn & Wolfe Public Relations, Doha, Qatar
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