GBI switches on 100G undersea cable sections

25 Aug 2011

Gulf Bridge International (GBI) has begun offering 100Gbps connectivity on parts of the Qatar-based operator’s wholly owned submarine cable network. Samih Kawar, GBI’s CTO, claimed an industry first for the operator, announcing: ‘The company has embraced 40G and is looking toward the future by going live with 100G. As the first subsea cable operator to go live with 100G on its network, GBI is setting the pace for undersea cable network deployments in the telecoms market.’