New cable station to lift ME-Asia media traffic
Mumbai, January 11, 2012
A new undersea cable landing station in Mumbai, set up by top Indian IT firm Sify Technologies, is expected to accommodate the rapid growth in voice and rich media traffic from and terminating in the Middle East and Africa.
“Sify is being increasingly recognised as a leading integrated ICT company and this cable landing station is an important milestone in our journey,” said Raju Vegesna, CEO and managing director, Sify Technologies.
“We now look forward to partnering telecom service providers and playing a larger active role in the communication revolution that is unfolding in the Asia Pacific region, Middle East and Africa.”
“With capacity to land additional submarine cable systems, this connectivity will open a larger market for our industry-leading managed enterprise and data centre services in the Middle Eastern market,” he added.
With the opening of this landing station, Gulf Bridge International (GBI) becomes the first to land their sub-sea cable system in the Sify Landing Station. The cable station is designed with a capacity of up to 10 terabits per second on certain sections.
Ahmed Mekky, CEO of Gulf Bridge International, said, “We would like to congratulate Sify on the successful opening of this cable landing station.”
“We forecast a significant increase in the demand for international bandwidth between the Middle East and Asia, driven by the favourable demographics and increasing economic strength in both regions. This landing station and the GBI cable will become the leading gateway between these markets,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service