GBI launches training for landing partners
Doha, January 27, 2011
Gulf Bridge International (GBI), the Middle East’s first privately owned submarine cable operator, has commenced a training programme for its regional landing partners focusing on the GBI network set for launch later this year.
GBI is hosting representatives from its landing partners in Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Egypt and India to train them on the GBI network in Doha.
GBI’s cable system, utilises the latest subsea fiber cable technology and will connect all the countries of the Gulf region to each other and provide onward connectivity to Europe, Africa and Asia, a statement said.
“This training is part of GBI’s commitment to excellence” said Samih Kawar, GBI’s chief technical officer.
“We are investing in this training to ensure our Landing Partners have a comprehensive understanding in the use and operation of any equipment related to our cable system, including transmission and testing equipment provided by GBI’s supplier TESubcom.”
The initial training lasts for two weeks and provides an introduction to and familiarization with the GBI cable system. At the end of the course, the trainees will have covered the system overview, system configuration, engineering summary and major system components, the statement said.
With a design capacity of up to 5 terabits per second on certain cable sections, GBI’s cable system will address the forecast growth in traffic originating and terminating in Gulf, it added. – TradeArabia News Service