E-marine seals subsea cable deal

16 May 2016 | Jason McGee-Abe

E-marine has announced a “showpiece” major cable-laying project in cooperation with Alcatel-Lucent Submarine (ASN) Networks, installing a link from Pakistan to Oman and the UAE.

e-marineThe Middle Eastern submarine cable solutions provider’s partnership with ASN on the installation of a 2,000km section of a major submarine cable system linking Asia to Europe.

"Countries like the UAE, guided by progressive government policy, are becoming more connected. Meanwhile, the world is demanding faster connectivity speeds as data volumes surge,” said Omar Jassim Bin Kalban, managing director and CEO of E-marine.

“E-marine is providing the enabling sub-sea infrastructure for improved global connectivity."

E-marine described this win in collaboration with ASN as a "showpiece" for the company, adding that it demonstrated E-marine's "global positioning as a major player in sub-sea cable-laying".