New Delhi, Nov 15:
Tata Communications and Oman-based Nawras have announced the launch of Oman-India undersea cable system network for voice and data traffic.
The cable will connect with Mumbai and then onwards to the rest of the world, through the Tata Global Network (TGN), Tata Communications said in a statement today.
The link offers enormous capacity for broadband and high quality voice services, enabling Nawras to meet the growing demand for international voice and data services from its customers — be it in the form of calls or internet surfing.
“The Middle East is fast establishing itself as an emerging market hotspot for business which brings with it the need for solid infrastructure and associated enterprise services that require high speed bandwidth,” Tata Communications Managing Director, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region, Mr Radwan Moussalli, said.
The development forms part of the TGN-Gulf cable project, which will connect the Gulf region to the rest of the world via the TGN, providing reliable high-speed bandwidth to all the key cities in the world.
The capacity will also help to support the continued expansion of broadband penetration, Internet usage and enterprise applications in each market.
“...Nawras will now gain bandwidth to economically meet the ever-growing demand for voice and data services from our valued customers for mobile and fixed line. It will also reduce international interconnection costs as well as national and international transmission lease-line costs, while at the same time allowing Nawras total end-to-end quality control,” Nawras CEO, Mr Ross Cormack, said.
The TGN-Gulf project includes Nawras (Sultanate of Oman), Etisalat (United Arab Emirates), Qatar Telecom (Qatar), Bahrain Internet Exchange (Kingdom of Bahrain), and Mobily (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).