This part of the world may be shutting down for the holidays, but elsewhere business goes on. Over in the Middle East, the construction of Gulf Bridge International's cable system has entered its marine phase. That means TE Subcom is loading the fiber onto the ship Responder up in New Hampshire, That ship will soon be churning its way toward the Persian Gulf to build the 4750km, 2.75Tbps system.
GBI has spent the year making alliances with the incumbents in the Gulf as well as other complementary networks globally including PacNet, Tinet and Interoute amongst others. When it comes online next year, it will connect virtually every country on the Arabian peninsula with India and Italy without western ownership. That will greatly increase the options for connectivity in the region.
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