ITC seals deal to boost international connectivity

6 May 2009

Saudi broadband operator Integrated Telecom Company (ITC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Qatar-based submarine cable operator Gulf Bridge International (GBI), to connect ITC’s network to its international cable infrastructure, linking it with India, Europe and the Far East. ITC hopes the deal will tap demand for international data services in Saudi Arabia. Mohammed Al-Bader chief executive of ITC said, ‘Our mission at ITC is to develop and improve the underlying infrastructure to provide the region’s operators with a better, faster and more cost-effective service. The new GBI cable will address these growing demands while bringing the Gulf communities closer. The GBI cable is a key project that will have a strong and positive impact on the region’s telecom industry.’

Saudi Arabia, Salam (ITC)