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GBI in submarine cable deal with TIC

26 Apr 2010

Gulf Bridge International (GBI), the Middle Eastern submarine cable operator, and Telecommunication Infrastructure Company of Iran (TIC) have agreed to land GBI’s submarine cable in Iran. The GBI International Cable Network is planned to connect Iran with the Gulf region and the rest of the world, via a high-capacity submarine fibre-optic cable linking the region to India and the Far East via the East Route and to Europe via the West Route. In addition, the agreement will facilitate onward connectivity to many central Asian countries including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Armenia. Designed to operate for 25 years and enter service during 2011, the GBI cable will seek to satisfy increasing demand for reliable high-speed capacity in the Gulf region.

Iran, Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI)

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