The Sea -Me-We cable consortium has announced that it will upgrade its number 4 cable, to improve bandwidth for the region.
The contract for the upgrade, described as a multi-million dollar project, has been awarded to Alcatel-Lucent. The project includes upgrades to both sea and land-based sections of the cable, and is due for completion in 2009.
The 20,000km Sea-Me-We 4 cable, which runs between France and Singapore, is owned and operated by a consortium of sixteen carriers. The cable connects to 14 countries in the Middle East, North Africa and South East Asia.
Alcatel-Lucent was also awarded the contract for a new undersea cable for Telecom Egypt last month.For all the latest tech news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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