Reliance Globalcom Activates the Al-Faw Cable Landing Station in Iraq With the Falcon Cable System
DUBAI, UAE, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Reliance Globalcom, the leading global provider of managed network and communication
services to Carriers, ISPs and Multinational enterprises, today announced the service
launch of the Al-Faw Cable Landing Station (CLS) in Iraq, built in alliance with the Iraqi
Telecommunications and Post Company (ITPC).
With this development, Reliance Globalcom is now the first private subsea service
provider to activate submarine capacity and directly connect Iraq seamlessly to the
countries in Middle East, Asia, Europe and North America. Built with an initial design
capacity of 680 Gbps with two diverse routes, Reliance Globalcom has initially lit 50 Gbps
on each route in order to cater to the existing market demand. The two diverse routes are
integrated into the Falcon network, thereby offering a resilient network.
Considering the low broadband penetration in Iraq, the Falcon landing provides a
significant milestone towards establishing direct connectivity from Iraq to the rest of
the world, and will help boost the nation’s telecom sector. Consumers can now enjoy better
quality in broadband services and higher internet speeds.
Commenting on this milestone, Rory Cole, COO, Reliance Globalcom, said, “We are
delighted at achieving this historic milestone and being the first private service
provider to activate submarine capacity in Iraq. Falcon offers seamless connectivity
globally and will help connect Iraq to the rest of the world through the reach of our
global network. This opens a new opportunity for MNCs around the world to have a better
communication with Iraq and operate from this country.”
“The Middle East is one of the fastest growing regions in the world and Reliance has a
very strong presence, with a network reach spread across 11 countries. Our association
with ITPC is yet another testimony to our leadership position and commitment to the region
in providing network infrastructure that will play a major role in the development of
business opportunities in Iraq by leveraging on Reliance Globalcom’s network assets
globally,” he further added.
His Excellency, the Minister of Communications, Mr. Mohammed Allawi said, “This is an
extremely important strategic initiative undertaken by ITPC and Reliance Globalcom. This
will facilitate the connectivity of all the countries in the Middle East region to Iraq
and will also significantly improve the quality and speed as well as the reliability of
Iraq’s connectivity to the rest of the world.”
The Al-Faw CLS will connect Iraq to all the key Middle East countries – Oman, Iran,
Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE, Yemen, and Egypt, through Reliance Globalcom’s
Falcon submarine cable. Falcon’s interconnection with FEA ensures further seamless
connectivity and diversity to major global destinations on the Reliance Globalcom network
including London, New York, Mumbai, Hong Kong, etc.
About Reliance Globalcom
Reliance Communications Limited founded by the late Shri Dhirubhai H Ambani
(1932-2002) is the flagship company of the Reliance Group. The Reliance Group currently
has a net worth in excess of Rs. 89,000 crore (US$ 19.7 billion), cash flows of Rs. 10,900
crore (US$ 2.3 billion), net profit of Rs. 3,600 crore (US$ 0.8 billion).
Reliance Communications is India’s foremost and truly integrated telecommunications
service provider. The Company, with a customer base of over 161 million including over 2.5
million individual overseas retail customers, ranks among the Top 4 Telecom companies in
the world by number of customers in a single country. Reliance Communications corporate
clientele includes over 35,000 Indian and multinational corporations including small and
medium enterprises and over 800 global, regional and domestic carriers.
Reliance Communications has established a pan-India, next generation, integrated
(wireless and wireline), convergent (voice, data and video) digital network that is
capable of supporting best-of-class services spanning the entire communications value
chain, covering over 24,000 towns and 600,000 villages. Reliance Communications owns and
operates the world’s largest next generation IP enabled connectivity infrastructure,
comprising over 277,000 kilometers of fibre optic cable systems in India, USA, Europe,
Middle East and the Asia Pacific region.
To find out more, please visit http://www.relianceglobalcom.com.
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