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Reliance Globalcom starts Al-Faw cable landing station in Iraq

    Reliance Globalcom starts Al-Faw cable landing station in Iraq

Reliance Globalcom, a subsidiary of Reliance Group, has announced the service launch of the Al-Faw cable landing station (CLS) in Iraq, which was built in alliance with the Iraqi Telecommunications and Post Company (ITPC).
With this development, Reliance Globalcom claims to be the first private subsea service provider to connect directly to Iraq. The Al-Faw CLS will connect Iraq to all the key Middle East countries – Oman, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE, Yemen, and Egypt – through Reliance Globalcom's Falcon submarine cable.
Built with an initial design capacity of 680 Gbps with two diverse routes, Reliance Globalcom has lit an initial 50 Gbps on each route to cater to the existing market demand. There are two diverse routes integrated into the Falcon network, thereby offering a resilient network.
Considering the low broadband penetration in Iraq, the Falcon landing provides a significant milestone towards establishing direct connectivity from Iraq to the rest of the world, and will help boost the nation's telecom sector. Consumers will be able to enjoy better quality in broadband services and higher internet speeds, the company claims.
His Excellency, the Minister of Communications, Mohammed Allawi said, "This is an extremely important strategic initiative undertaken by ITPC and Reliance Globalcom. This will facilitate the connectivity of all the countries in the Middle East region to Iraq and will also significantly improve the quality and speed as well as the reliability of Iraq's connectivity to the rest of the world."
Aug1, 2012


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