LMot and Cyta strike cable system agreement

08 March 2013 | Kavit Majithia


The Lebanese Ministry of Telecommunications (LMoT) and the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (Cyta) have announced an agreement to cooperate on the Cypriot operator’s ALEXANDROS cable system between Cyprus Egypt and France.

The agreement means there is increased scope to increase Eurasia and eastern Mediterranean business opportunities, and as part of the deal, LMoT will acquire additional multiple capacity connectivity to France and Egypt.

The Ministry said it would enhance the robustness of Lebanon’s international access through diversity and increase bandwidth.

Both parties have also signed an MoU to construct the EUROPA system, a new high capacity undersea cable between Cyprus and Lebanon, which is expected to be ready for operation by 2015 or earlier.

It is designed to replace the existing CADMOS system, which connects along the same route, and provide an alternative option for connectivity between the countries.

EUROPA will further provide an alternative route, and bridge the gap between the IMEWE cable system in Lebanon and the ALEXANDROS cable system landing in Cyprus.

The cable is designed to provide connectivity across European destinations, and enhance connectivity between Europe and the Middle East.