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Tata, Middle East telcos team on Gulf cable system

Posted: 09 Dec 2009     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:TGN Gulf cable  broadband  telecommunications  network 

Nawras CEO, Ross Cormack, said, "Nawras combines great value and pleasingly different service to consistently deliver the highest levels of customer-friendly communication services for customers. This is why we choose to work with the most experienced partners and those recognised for being leading global providers of communication delivery solutions. In cementing this agreement with Tara, we are really enthusiastic to be building our own international connection to the rest of the world to provide Nawras customers with the quality of international service and value-added services which they rightly demand.

Ahmed Derbesti, executive director international services of Qtel Q.S.C. said, "The enhanced capacity provided by this cabling solution will help ensure rapid growth of broadband services across Qatar. We are also proud to be representing Qatar as part of this major alliance, which commits to deliver efficient international telecom services to the people of the Gulf".

Abdulaziz Al-Tamami, chief operations officer of Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia said that the partnership agreement is in line with the company's plans to provide global connectivity and reach and high bandwidth for the company's data arm Bayanat Al-Oula, providing high quality data and voice services that will boost the Kingdom's information-driven business sector. He also noted that TGN will complement Mobily's existing fibre optic network that links the Kingdom's regions and neighbouring countries and be able to leverage such connectivity and reach to serve the national, regional and international clients. "Mobily is delighted to partner Tata Communications and tap on one of the world's largest submarine cable networks that complement Mobily's existing regional infrastructure. The deal will enhance connectivity and services between Mobily's customers in Saudi Arabia and the rest of the world," Al-Tamami said.

Ali Amiri, EVP, carrier and wholesale services of Etisalat said, "Partnering with Tata Communications to increase the region's resiliency, connectivity and capacity through a new cable to India and the rest of the world is a strategic move which will benefit everyone. This new cable, with it's dual UAE landings, will provide additional resiliency and diversity to our global connectivity solutions. Needless to say, the UAE economy as well as those in neighbouring markets who choose to be connected through TGN-Gulf cable will tremendously benefit from Etisalat's diversified connectivity and extended reach."

Radwan Moussalli, Tata's managing director for Middle East and North Africa, said: "The TGN Gulf cable system will be added to the global network that Tata Communications already owns and operates. We are delighted to be in partnership with such progressive and committed companies to achieve this milestone to our global network. The benefit derived from such partnerships will in turn benefit the Middle East region. Allowing the already progressive region to grow by leaps and bounds. This step reiterates our commitment to the Middle East region."

The cable system will connect the region to the rest of the world via Tata's Global Network ensuring reliable high-speed bandwidth for the region.

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