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Tata Puts Aside 200 million dollars for Telecom Schemes in the Middle East

Middle East : 25 February 2010

Tata Communications, a top international provider of a new world of communications, said it has allocated about 200 million dollars for the expansion of its telecommunications operations in the Middle East region during the next two years.

The Indian giant also said it will collaborate with Middle Eastern telecommunications operators and associate with US-based Tyco Telecommunications to put up the Tata Global Network (TGN) Gulf cable project.

Etisalat, Saudi Arabia’s Mobily, Qatar Telecom, Nawras of Oman, and Bahrain Internet Exchange are among Tata Communications’ associates in the TGN Gulf project. Each one of them will be a sole landing party for the TGN Gulf Cable System.

The proclamation was made at a festival in Dubai arranged by Tata Communications and attended by attorneys of the associates and Tyco Telecommunications.

The TGN Gulf cable proclamation associating with this outstanding group of operators, backed by the investment pledge highlights Tata Communications tactical intention to partake and help in the speedy growth of the region, said a top official.

President and COO of Tata Communication, Vinod Kumar said that this latest modern cable system, on which work started during October 2009 and which will be completed during 2011, will link the region to the rest of the globe through the TGN providing dependable high speed bandwidth to all the main cities of the world.

The TGN Gulf Cable System, performing as an entry to the TGN network, will give a new aspect to the infrastructure and exclusive service potentials of each of the collaborators.

Utilizing its own cable station, every party will have right to use a new high-speed course to the world and at the same instant add much desired flexibility and variety to the infrastructure in every country, Kumar elaborated.

The capability will also facilitate to maintain the continued growth in broadband access, Internet handling and project applications in every market, he added.

Kumar said that they confidently believe in the expansion capability and rising vitality in the Middle East region. This confidence transforms actually into investments that will enhance their infrastructure and services exposure all the way through the region. Most significantly, this is guided by the robust initial joint ventures that they had created with prominent ME operators.

He also elaborated that they see the Middle East as a vital building block in their Emerging Markets strategy as well as in bringing the ‘new world of communications’ to their international enterprise clients. Along with their collaborators, they are convinced of generating continuous shared advantages whilst serving international and Middle Eastern firms with an exclusive service portfolio.

Tata Communications and its collaborators plan to put up on this cable project as division of strategic associations that will encourage the growth of a comprehensive range of advanced telecommunications services like Global Ethernet, IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), MPLS based VPN and Managed Security.

All these services are perfectly suited to help both local and international ventures, which are very dynamic in this quickly expanding up-and-coming market region.

Tata Communications’ managing director for Mena, Radwan Moussalli said that they were pleased to bring a much required flexible cable system to the Middle East region in collaboration with Etisalat, Mobily, Qatar Telecom, Nawras and Bahrain Internet Exchange.

He explained that they were very pleased to be associating with all of them in the interest of additional development of this region. Tata Communications committed to not only this investment, but also to bring a world class team, expertise and resources in support of all their collaborators as they bring in the state of the art international telecom services to the region.

Paul Holdsworth, Staff Writer, Gulf Jobs Market News
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