Tata Communications to bring next-generation OTN network for Bahrain


Tata Communications and its exclusive cable landing partner in Bahrain – Bahrain Internet Exchange (BIX), have extended their partnership to provide high speed internet connectivity with very low latency in Bahrain.

According to the company, its TGN-Gulf cable system, which is equipped with OTU-4 (Optical Transport Unit), will give a strong, consistent, and manageable data transport infrastructure for customers with the capability to scale up over 100 Gbps.

Shaima Al Hamed – Executive Director of Bahrain Internet Exchange (BIX) said: “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.

“BIX is excited to combine its regional expertise with Tata Communications global presence to offer end customers a technically superior submarine cable system that opens access to both the East and West parts of the world. The next generation OTU-4 technology supported by TGN helps our customers create an intelligent Software Defined Network (SDN) enabling them to serve their customers.”

Tata Communications to bring next-generation OTN network for Bahrain

Tata Communications to bring next-generation OTN network for Bahrain. Photo courtesy of Jorge Guillen from Pixabay.

Tata Communications said that for extending the TGN-Gulf cable system deep into business districts within the Middle East, it is utilizing its strong partnership with major carriers for providing a true carrier neutral comprehensive cable system.

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The Indian telecommunications company claimed that its cable system integrates the Middle East countries seamlessly and provides direct forward connectivity to Europe, India and onwards to the rest of the world. Particularly in India, the TGN-Gulf cable system integrates into the Optical Transport Network that spans more than 2000 towns and over 25 business districts, said Tata Communications.

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Vaneet Mehta – Region Head, Middle East, Central Asia & Africa, Tata Communications said: “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.

“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.

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“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.”

Tata Communications claimed that the OTU-4 technology on the TGN cable system gives enterprises the flexibility to future-proof and build a software-defined network (SDN), while maintaining compatibility with legacy systems. It also enables enterprises in adopting edge computing and utilize cloud express connect for linking to different cloud, said the Indian telecommunications company.

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