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Tyco Telecommunications awarded contract for Gulf Bridge undersea cable network

Gulf Bridge International (GBI), the Middle East's first privately owned submarine cable operator, and Tyco Telecom...


June 10, 2009  


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Gulf Bridge International (GBI), the Middle East’s first privately owned submarine cable operator, and Tyco Telecommunications, a business unit of Tyco Electronics www.tycoelectronics.com, today announced the signing of the Gulf Bridge International supply and construction contract.

 

GBI’s undersea cable network will connect the Gulf region states in a ‘Gulf Ring’ system, in addition to an onward connectivity to Far East via India (east route) and Europe via Italy (west route). Service will be ready by 2011. 

Under the contract, Tyco Telecommunications will be responsible for the design, manufacturing, permitting, deployment, and testing of GBI’s undersea cable network, as well as onward connectivity to Europe and India.