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Sify Technologies to provide submarine cable landing station

Chennai, May 23 (IANS) The city-based, Nasdaq listed consumer Internet company Sify Technologies Limited has agreed to provide the Qatar-based Gulf Bridge International, a submarine cable landing station in Mumbai.

Gulf Bridge is the Middle East’s first privately owned submarine cable operator.

The company’s cable system, which will connect all the countries of the Gulf region to each other, will provide onward connectivity to India and beyond with the help of the landing station.

The cable system scheduled for launch in 2011 will provide telecom operators and other communications companies, both in the region and globally greater choice, value, diversity and resilience.

‘Access to Undersea Cable System will allow SIFY Technologies to serve the emerging markets in Middle East as well as African region, which are also amongst the fastest growing economies in the world,’ said Sify’s CEO and managing director Raju Vegesna.

With a design capacity of up to 5 terabits per second on certain cable sections, the cable system will have the capability to meet the rapid growth in demand that has been forecast for traffic originating and terminating in Gulf.

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