Tata and Bahrain Internet Exchange join hands to offer high-speed Internet connectivity

Tata Communications owns and operates the world’s only wholly owned subsea network that encircles the globe

  

MANAMA: Tata Communications and Bahrain Internet Exchange (BIX) have joined forces aimed at delivering a high-speed Internet connectivity with very low latency in the country.

Enabling the next-generation optical transport network (OTN) for the kingdom, promises a superior quality and seamless viewing, gaming and download experience for customers, said a statement.

Equipped with OTU-4 (Optical Transport Unit), TGN-Gulf submarine cable system will provide customers with a robust, consistent and manageable data transport infrastructure with the capability to scale up beyond 100 Gbps.

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.

To extend the TGN-Gulf cable system into business districts within the GCC, Tata Communications is leveraging its partnership with carriers.

This will provide Middle East businesses, especially OTTs, gaming companies, government agencies and hyperscalers who are expanding their reach in the region, access to the globe.

“Keeping pace with Bahrain’s growing bandwidth requirements, the country needs new cable systems that are of high speed, well-laid and help bring global content closer to the country,” said Shaima Al Hamed, executive director of BIX.

The cable system seamlessly integrates the Middle East countries and offers direct forward connectivity to Europe, India and onwards to the globe.

Specifically in India, it integrates into the deeply penetrated OTN that covers 2,000+ towns and 25+ business districts.

“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 Tata Communications Middle East, Central Asia and Africa region head Vaneet Mehta.

Tata Communications owns and operates the world’s only wholly owned subsea network that encircles the globe.

Around 30 per cent of the world’s Internet routes travel over the network.

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