Tata Communications Ltd and Middle Eastern telecom operators will work with Tyco Telecommunications to build the Tata Global Network (TGN) Gulf cable project, Tata Telecom said in a filing with the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).
Tyco Telecommunications will construct the TGN Gulf cable system for Tata Communications and its partners in the TGN Gulf project, namely Bahrain Internet Exchange, Nawras of Oman, Qatar Telecom, Mobility and Etisalat, who will each be an exclusive landing party for the TGN Gulf Cable System.
Tata Communications and its partners will build on this cable project as part of strategic relationships that will support the development of an extended portfolio of advanced telecommunications services such as global Ethernet, MPLS-based VPN, managed security, IaaS (infrastructure as a service) and global telepresence, a company release said.
"All these services are ideally suited to support both local and global enterprises, which are very active in this rapidly expanding emerging market region," the company said in its filing with the BSE.
TGN, previously VSNL Transpacific, is a submarine telecommunications cable system transiting the Pacific Ocean.
The cable system is constructed with one cable from Emi, Japan, to Hillsboro, Oregon, USA; one from Toyohashi, Japan, to Hillsboro; one from Toyohashi, Japan, to LA; and one from Toyohashi to Guam. The cables are constructed with 8 fibre pairs per cable, which at construction could support up to 96 10 Gbit/s waves.