Briefs: Cable to expand Persian Gulf telecom

Jan 16, 2006

An underwater cable project launched by three countries will increase telecommunications capacity in the Persian Gulf area.

The FOG2 (Fiber-Optic Gulf 2) cable is projected for completion by the end of the year and is a project of Saudi Telecom, Emirates Telecommunications and Iraq's Telecommunications and Post.

Consortium officials told AME Info over the weekend that the cable would improve Iraq's international calling capabilities and would compliment links to the new SEA-ME-WE 4 cable linking the Middle East with Asia and Europe.

The cable, which has a capacity of 88 gigabits per second, is the first submarine cable to make landfall in Iraq.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: NSA winds down once-secret phone-records collection program

Related Stories

Batelco, PCCW and Verizon Get Saudi Fixed-Line Okay

Apr 23, 2007

Consortia led by Bahrain Telecommunications Co., Hong Kong's PCCW and U.S. Verizon Communications have won initial approval to operate Saudi Arabia's new fixed-line phone network, a Saudi regulator said on Saturday.

Recommended for you

NSA winds down once-secret phone-records collection program

7 hours ago

The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration ...

Uber drivers fined in Hungary

7 hours ago

The Hungarian tax authority fined Uber drivers in its first probe against the ride-sharing service which the economy ministry said Saturday "ignores passenger safety" and must be made to follow regulations.

Architects to hatch Ecocapsule as low-energy house

May 23, 2015

Where people call home depends on varied factors, from poverty level to personal philosophy to vanity to community pressure. Ecocapsule appears to be the result of special factors, a team of architects applying ...

Apple may deliver ways to rev up the iPad, report says

May 23, 2015

MacRumors last month said that the latest numbers from market research firm IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker revealed Apple stayed on as the largest vendor in a declining tablet market. The iPad ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.