Tata Communications, a digital ecosystem enabler and Bahrain Internet Exchange (BIX), its exclusive cable landing partner in Bahrain have partnered to offer high speed internet connectivity to their customers in Bahrain.
Supported with OTU-4 (Optical Transport Unit), a next generation optical technology, TGN-Gulf cable system will help the customers with a consistent and manageable data transport infrastructure with the capability to scale beyond 100 Gbps. This partnership will bring high speed connectivity and digital transformation to the Middle East region, the company said in a press statement.
In order to extend the TGN-Gulf cable system into the business districts within the Middle East, Tata Communications is leveraging its partnership with Oman, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, to offer a carrier neutral comprehensive cable system. This will help the businesses in the Middle East, especially the OTT, gaming companies, government agencies and hyperscalers who are expanding their reach in the region to access the global market.
The cable system integrates the Middle East countries and offers direct forward connectivity to Europe, India and the globe.
In India, it integrates into the deeply penetrated Optical Transport Network that covers more than two thousand towns and more than 25 business districts. The company added.
“Keeping pace with Bahrain’s growing bandwidth requirements, the country needs new cable systems that are of high speed, well-laid and help bring global content closer to the country. BIX is excited to combine its regional expertise with Tata Communications global presence to offer end customers a technically superior submarine cable system that opens access to both the East and West parts of the world. The next generation OTU-4 technology supported by TGN helps our customers create an intelligent Software Defined Network (SDN) enabling them to serve their customers. This is a great value-add, not just for our customers but also for our country”, said Shaima Al Hamed, Executive Director, Bahrain Internet Exchange (BIX).
“We are happy to further strengthen our partnership with BIX in Bahrain and bring the latest technology to support data intensive consumer applications like e-commerce, online gaming, mobile and internet banking, industrial automation and Internet of Things (IoT) requiring extremely reliable high-capacity networks. This will give our global customers and partners in Bahrain open access to our TGN-Gulf cable system with high-capacity low latency data transmissions across the Middle East, Central Asia, Africa and European regions. Our latest OTU-4 technology upgrade is also a step in the direction to continue focusing on strengthening and providing the Government and enterprises an ecosystem of holistic solutions. It also opens access to a technically superior submarine cable system that provides Bahrain a reliable, scalable, flexible, and secure infrastructure to collectively collaborate and smoothly function in a contactless work environment”, said Vaneet Mehta, Region Head, Middle East, Central Asia & Africa, Tata Communications.
The superior OTU-4 technology on the TGN cable system will provide flexibility to future proof and create a software-defined network (SDN), and being compatible with legacy systems. It will also help the enterprises to adopt edge computing and make use of cloud express connect to link to the different cloud nodes in and out of Bahrain.
Further, it will also improve the performance and stability of the enterprises data, voice and video applications at shorter round- trip delay (RTD). This will help the enterprises with their digital transformation journeys.