DRG is thrilled at the progress that our client, Cinturion, has made with plans to uniquely serve EurAsia demands across the Middle East. Just recently, Cinturion announced that it has chosen GCC Interconnection Authority (GCCIA) and Etihad Atheeb Telecom to land its subsea cable and provide its cross-border terrestrial network to Jordan. The three organizations have signed a multi-year deal worth more than $70 million to build this network in Saudi Arabia.

Here are a few quick details from the recent announcement, which you can view in full at this link:

The project will provide the most advanced fiber optic technology to further the region’s ICT initiatives to bandwidth-hungry data centers by building additional diverse routes and connecting itself to the East and West with an information superhighway, offering unprecedented capacity.

Med East (ME) 3,212 Km and Med West (MW) 3,564 Km, two new subsea cable systems originating inMilan/Genoa,Italy and Marseille, France connecting to the India Middle East (IME) 9,401 Km cable system routed through the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, and Arab Gulf with two extensions to Mumbai, India. Cinturion’s three new cable systems comprise the Trans Europe Asia System (TEAS) and will have new landings on both sides of Saudi Arabia as well as new connectivity to the future global city of NEOM. IME will offer ‘Open Access’ to all licensed operators in the Gulf region, India and Jordan as it takes advantage of the latest technology available, its route diversity, shortened latency to deliver lower cost per bit services. Such advance performance is key to further enable large content and cloud service providers locating in the region.

Leveraging the latest technology and proven expertise, Cinturion is on the forefront of global fiber network development. This exciting TEAS initiative will provide much-needed capacity, speed and redundancy to companies in the region, particularly content and cloud service providers. We look forward to witnessing the full impact of the TEAS network, which is slated for initial service by the end of 2021.