Flag Telecom launches new Middle East cable system
Flag Telecom has launched Falcom, a new high-capacity resilient loop cable system providing multiple landings throughout the Gulf region, with submarine links stretching to Egypt in the west and to Hong Kong in the east.
Falcon will be funded by Flag, Reliance and commitments from participating operators. The Falcon system will interconnect seamlessly with Reliance’s 80,000 kilometer high-speed domestic infrastructure, allowing customers to access major cities connected along the network.
Falcon will include the Gulf region’s first self-healing submarine network ring, providing all countries connected to the high capacity cable with connectivity. Countries that have the potential to directly access this connectivity include Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iran, Qatar and Iraq.
The western link of the Falcon system will land at Telecom Egypt’s Landing Station at Suez, where the cable will integrate with Flag’s global network. Falcon will then follow a route through the Red Sea along the East African coast and across the top of the Arabian Sea before landing in Oman.
Flag Telecom, a member company of the Reliance Group, has a customer base of more than 180 operators, including all of the top ten international carriers. Flag owns and manages a optical fiber network spanning four continents and connecting key business markets in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the US. — (menareport.com)
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