Tata Communications and Bahrain Internet Exchange (BIX) are extending their partnership to offer high speed internet connectivity with very low latency to help bring the power of high-speed connectivity and digital transformation to the Middle East region.
Through this partnership, the TGN-Gulf cable equipped with OTU-4 (Optical Transport Unit) will enable customers in Bahrain to enjoy a superior digital experience with a robust, consistent, and manageable data transport infrastructure with the capability to scale up beyond 100Gbps.
To extend the TGN-Gulf cable system deep into business districts within the Middle East, Tata Communications 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.
More reach for Middle East businesses
This will 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.
For enterprises, the superior OTU-4 technology on the TGN cable system provides flexibility to future-proof and create a software-defined network (SDN), 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. Furthermore, it will also enhance the performance and stability of the enterprises’ data, voice, and video applications at shorter round-trip delay (RTD).
“We are happy to further strengthen our partnership with BIX in Bahrain and bring the latest technology to support data intensive consumer applications like e-commerce, online gaming, mobile and internet banking, industrial automation and Internet of Things (IoT) requiring extremely reliable high-capacity networks,” said Vaneet Mehta, Region Head, Middle East, Central Asia & Africa, Tata Communications.
“This will give our global customers and partners in Bahrain open access to our TGN-Gulf cable system with high-capacity low latency data transmissions across the Middle East, Central Asia, Africa and European regions.
“Our latest OTU- 4 technology upgrade is also a step in the direction to continue focusing on strengthening and providing the Government and enterprises an ecosystem of holistic solutions.
“It also opens access to a technically superior submarine cable system that provides Bahrain a reliable, scalable, flexible, and secure infrastructure to collectively collaborate and smoothly function in a contactless work environment.”