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Zain Bahrain joins international cable system

MANAMA, October 6, 2018

Leading Bahrain telecom services operator Zain Bahrain has announced the introduction of the ‘Middle East – Europe Terrestrial System’ (Meets), an international cable system that provides state-of-the-art high bandwidth regional connectivity solutions. 
It is a partnership between a GCC-wide telecoms consortium, both conceived and co-promoted jointly by Zain - the Meets landing party in Bahrain - along with du, Vodafone and Zajil, with the aim to significantly improve regional connectivity. 
It offers connectivity in the GCC region with a design capacity in excess of 2.3 Tbps, said a statement from the company.
By joining Meets, Zain Bahrain will offer superior products to meet the increasing demand for high-speed and reliable connectivity throughout the kingdom, particularly amongst the booming business sector, it added.
Zain Bahrain General Manager Mohammed Zainalabedin said the introduction of Meets supports the kingdom’s vision towards positioning Bahrain as a major hub for ICT and data movement in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region. 
"It also supports Zain Bahrain’s strategic plans to develop a world-class infrastructure locally and globally to cater for the growing demand of high-speed and low-latency connectivity solutions for our Enterprise customers in Bahrain," he noted. 
Meets is built on an Optical Ground Wire over a 1,400km regional high-tension electricity network, reducing the risk of cable cuts and enhancing the availability normally associated with submarine cables. 
The system is a state-of-the-art, upgradeable optical transport network capable of sustaining the growing bandwidth demand in the region. The system is managed by a 24/7 Network Operating Centre.
"Providing a superior internet experience will help Zain Bahrain retain and attract new customers, while complementing our cutting-edge mobile data expansion strategy and supporting the roll-out of dynamic Enterprise services to our corporate clients," explained Zainalabedin.
"The new system caters to regional and international ICT companies, meeting their wholesale capacity needs, while providing a connection to new areas and end customers, especially enterprises of all sizes," he added.-TradeArabia News Service

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