Cable system aims to boost high-speed connectivity in Bahrain

Cable system aims to boost high-speed connectivity in Bahrain

Seamless viewing, gaming and download experiences for customers in Bahrain could receive a boost after a recent deal between Tata Communications, a digital ecosystem enabler, and Bahrain Internet Exchange (BIX), its exclusive cable landing partner in Bahrain.

The two companies say they have extended their partnership to offer high speed internet connectivity with very low latency for a superior quality and seamless viewing, gaming and download experience for customers in Bahrain.

Equipped with OTU-4 (Optical Transport Unit), a next-generation optical technology, the TGN-Gulf cable system will enable customers with a robust, consistent, and manageable data transport infrastructure with the capability to scale up beyond 100 Gbps.  

And it looks like Bahrain won’t be the only beneficiary. To extend the TGN-Gulf cable system deep into business districts within the Middle East, Tata Communications says it is leveraging its strong partnership with leading carriers across the region such as Oman, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, to offer a true carrier-neutral comprehensive cable system.

This will, it says, provide Middle East businesses, especially the OTTs, gaming companies, government agencies and hyperscalers who are expanding their reach in the region, access to the globe. The cable system seamlessly integrates the Middle East countries and offers direct forward connectivity to Europe, India and onwards to the rest of the world. 

Tata says that, for enterprises, the OTU-4 technology on the TGN cable system provides flexibility to future-proof and create a software-defined network, while still being compatible with legacy systems. It also helps enterprises adopt edge computing and make use of cloud express connect, to link to different cloud nodes in and out of Bahrain.

The company adds that the technology will also enhance the performance and stability of the enterprises’ data, voice, and video applications at shorter round-trip delay.


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