Sunday, January 30, 2011

GBI commences training for regional landing partners

Doha, Qatar - Thursday, January 27th 2011 [ME NewsWire]

In preparation for the launch of the GBI network later this year, GBI is hosting in Doha, representatives from its landing partners in Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Egypt & India, to train them on the GBI network.

Launching in 2011, GBI is the Middle East’s first privately owned submarine cable operator. GBI’s Cable System, utilizes the latest subsea fiber cable technology and will connect all the countries of the Gulf region to each other and provide onward connectivity to Europe, Africa and Asia.

“This training is part of GBI’s commitment to excellence” said Mr. Samih Kawar, GBI’s Chief Technical Officer. “We are investing in this training to ensure our Landing Partners have a comprehensive understanding in the use and operation of any equipment related to our cable system, including transmission and testing equipment provided by GBI’s supplier TESubcom.”

The initial training lasts for two weeks and provides an introduction to and familiarization with the GBI cable system. At the end of the course, the trainees will have covered the system overview, system configuration, engineering summary and major system components.

With a design capacity of up to 5 terabits per second on certain cable sections, GBI’s cable system will address the forecast growth in traffic originating and terminating in Gulf. GBI’s cable system will provide telecom operators, in the region and globally, with greater choice, value, diversity and resilience.


About GBI

Gulf Bridge International (GBI) is a private company dedicated to connecting all the nations of the Gulf region to one another and to the rest of the world, using the latest fiber optic technologies. The GBI cable will be developed and owned by GCC investors who are building this strategic infrastructure to serve the entire region. GBI intends to be the carrier’s carrier of choice for traffic to and from the Gulf, facilitating social and economic growth in the region

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Krikor Khatchikian

Cohn & Wolfe Public Relations, Doha, Qatar

Telephone: + 974 576 3965


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