Pirelli supplies fiber optic link between Kuwait and Iran
Emirates Telecommunications & Marine Services (E-Marine) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has awarded Pirelli the contract for supplying submarine and land fiber optic cables, terminal transmission equipment and accessories for a project that will link Kuwait City with Ganeveh in Iran.
The link will be completed by the second quarter of 2004 and foresees three branches to the Failakah, Kuwait and Kharg, Iran islands and to an Iranian offshore oil platform. Pirelli will supply three branching units, sophisticated optical equipment that allow for data transmission on this kind of system.
The project is for Pirelli the first fiber-optic link in the region. The new cable system will enable the transmission of voice, data and multimedia broadband services.
The contract foresees the manufacturing and laying of a 350 kilometers long fiber-optic submarine system and a 50 kilometer long terrestrial system capable of 10 gigabit per second on four channels, equivalent to more than 160 thousand simultaneous phone calls.
The Ministry of Communications of Kuwait and the Telecommunication Company of Iran are the work owners. Pirelli will incorporate the most advanced Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) submarine optical transmission technology. The initially equipped capacity of the unrepeatered link - which will use Pirelli cables with G654 fibers - will be 2.5 gigabit per second, upgradable in accordance with future traffic requirements.
Optical cable will be manufactured by Pirelli at its Italian facility in Arco Felice, Neaples, while equipment will be manufactured in Paderno Dugnano, Milan. — (menareport.com)
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