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GBI Cable System completed

22 Dec 2011

Qatar-based Gulf Bridge International (GBI) and TE SubCom have announced the completion of construction of their 5.12Tbps submarine fibre-optic network, GBI Cable System, including segments covering the Gulf, the Gulf to India, the Gulf to Egypt, across Egypt and across the Mediterranean to Italy. GBI and TE SubCom said they are working to achieve a final ready-for-service date across the entire network within the coming few weeks. Ahmed Mekky, CEO of GBI, said the new system will ‘deliver greater communications capacity and reliability to support the on-going growth in the region. TE SubCom has helped us accomplish that by completing a large scale project that connects three different regions of the world, in a timely manner.’ David Coughlan, CEO, TE SubCom, called the construction ‘a vital project for the Gulf region, where new subsea communications systems have been scarce.’


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