ITC and CableSat to provide high-speed connectivity between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia

03 March 2014 |


Saudi Arabia’s Integrated Telecom Company (ITC) has entered a partnership with Kuwait-based CableSat to provide high-speed submarine cable connectivity between the two countries.

The low-latency route provided by the cable system is designed to allow ISPs, mobile operators and enterprises in Kuwait to access European and US destinations, as well as Saudi Arabia’s neighbours, such as Jordan, Qatar, Bahrain and the UAE. Ali Zaben, CEO at CableSat, said that connectivity between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia is essential for ISPs, operators and MNOs based in Kuwait.

“ITC has been operating in Saudi Arabia since 2005 and can support CableSat in providing termination services into Saudi Arabia, IP transit from Saudi Arabia, transit services into the neighbouring countries of Saudi Arabia and onward low-latency connectivity into Europe from Jeddah,” Zaben said.

“We believe that this partnership with ITC is strategic for CableSat and its investment in the Reliance Globalcom cable system,” he added.

ITC has been the landing partner of Reliance Globalcom’s FALCON cable system in Saudi Arabia since 2005.

“We are very excited to work with CableSat to access the territory of Kuwait and serve the connectivity, managed services and data centre requirements of the ISPs, MNOs and large corporates in Kuwait,” said Georges Jaber, VP of wholesale and business solutions at ITC. “ITC has completed its border connectivity with Jordan, UAE, Qatar and Bahrain and we are very excited to add Kuwait as a destination that we can reach cost-effectively through our partnership with CableSat.”

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