Major subsea cable project links Bahrain

  • Date: 19-Feb-2023
  • Source: Zawya
  • Sector:Real Estate
  • Country:Bahrain
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Major subsea cable project links Bahrain

Center3 and stc Bahrain have officially completed the marine survey for 2Africa Pearls in Bahrain, marking a significant milestone in the development of the subsea cable project.

The 2Africa Pearls subsea cable is a unique transcontinental communication system that connects 33 countries through 46 landing locations, spanning across three continents, and positioning the Middle East at the centre of operations, said a Saudi Press Agency report.

Once completed, 2Africa Pearls will break records as the longest subsea cable ever deployed. Spanning over 45,000 km in length, the cable system will provide reliable connectivity and internet services across a number of vital landing locations in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, UAE, Qatar, Iraq, Pakistan, and India.

The landing in Bahrain signifies momentous technological progress for GCC countries. The cutting-edge technology offers exceptional connectivity speeds that have the potential to transform the regional and international communications sector. The unparalleled speed and reliability of the 2Africa Subsea cable will drive economic growth, encourage innovation, and enhance collaboration in the MENA region, said the report.

Fahad Alhajeri, CEO of center3, said: “Connecting 2Africa Pearls with Bahrain marks another significant accomplishment for center3. The project's progress is critical to center3's goal in linking Asia, Africa, and Europe. center3 is