Kuwait military site enlists 3M cabling

  • E-Mail
By  Published  November 30, 2006

Cabling firm 3M has signed a string of lucrative deals in Kuwait - including projects with the Kuwait National Guard and the American University of Kuwait.

For the Kuwait National Guard, the firm is to install structured copper and fibre cabling to carry voice and data traffic on a newly-constructed site that will be made up of six buildings. This is being constructed as a joint venture between the Kuwait National Guard and defence contractor Lockheed Martin.

Due to the high security requirements of the project, 3M was contracted to provide cabling for three separate networks on the site.

"These cables will provide the infrastructure for them to connect their computers and their telephones to the internet, to communicate with each other and the offices outside the country and to give them access to the internet or to their VPNs [virtual private networks]," said Amer Hamed, technical sales engineer, for the 3M Kuwait office.

"They need to transfer information and files between the offices inside the site and to replicate it in their headquarters outside Kuwait, in the US or Europe. They need to have a complete infrastructure to communicate and to exchange information between them."

Hamed added that the organisations had chosen fibre cables to provide added security and restrict the possibilities for outside 'tapping' of the network.

Add a Comment

Your display name This field is mandatory

Your e-mail address This field is mandatory (Your e-mail address won't be published)

Security code