Telcos join forces for cable system
Jadi Link cable system will connect the Middle East to Europe and Asia
Four of the region's incumbent telecom operators have signed an agreement to create a terrestrial fibre optic cable system that will connect the Middle East, South Asia and the Far East.
Türk Telekom, Saudi Telecom, Jordan Telecom and Syria Telecom have already started work on the project, which will connect the Middle East and Asia via Jeddah, Amman, Damascus and Istanbul.
The fibre optic link, which is called Jadi Link, will offer an alternative route to existing Mediterranean and Red Sea cable systems for data traffic between Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Under the agreement, the four operators will create the necessary connections on the national fibre optic backbones within their borders and will make capacity expansions of 200 Gbps in their systems for the Jadi Link project.