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HAWK upgrade boosts PrimeTel’s Cyprus hub coverage

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The recent 100Gbps upgrade to GCX’s HAWK subsea cable system branch into PrimeTel’s Cyprus Hub in Yeroskipos provides enhanced coverage to meet the growing demand for high-performance, low-latency connectivity across the emerging markets in the Middle East and Asia.

Businesses across the globe require new levels of support to facilitate the mass movement of internet traffic, OTT content, enterprise data and cloud computing services. Through its partnership with GCX, PrimeTel has been able to establish Cyprus as a leading telecommunications hub in the Eastern Mediterranean and tap to the island’s prime geographic location to accommodate exponentially growing bandwidth needs across the emerging markets.

Connectivity between the diverse geographic regions is facilitated through the integration of GCX’s next-generation HAWK submarine cable system with PrimeTel’s Cyprus gateway and hub, activated in 2011, to enable ultra-high bandwidth services across the rapidly-evolving emerging markets corridor.

HAWK, an express subsea cable between Marseille and Alexandria with a capacity of 20Tbps, is part of GCX’s privately-owned global network, which consists of five subsea cable systems, spanning the globe and linking up established markets in Europe and North America to the Middle East, including all countries in the Gulf region, and key Asian markets such as India, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan.

With its strategic geographical position in the Eastern Mediterranean, PrimeTel is able to offer reliable and low-latency connections to neighbouring countries, designed to meet business needs for scalability, flexibility, efficiency and security for the wider Eastern Europe and Middle East region.

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