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Reliance Globalcom delivers first circuit to Mobily on newly launched Hawk cable system

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Reliance Globalcom delivers first circuit to Mobily on newly launched Hawk cable system

  • First customer circuit delivered for Mobily, between Jeddah and London, using the newly activated Hawk cable system
  • Lowest latency connectivity between the Middle East and Europe, supporting high bandwidth intensive applications
  • Highly reliable Trans-Egypt links in the form of two separate terrestrial crossing paths across Egypt, fully diverse to FEA routes
  • Only cable system in the Mediterranean region which is fully owned and managed by a single service provider, ensuring hassle free service delivery and assurance

Mumbai, April 22nd, 2013 – Reliance Globalcom, a leading global provider of managed network and communication services for multinational enterprises and carriers today announced that Mobily, a leading mobile communications and technology provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is its first customer to be activated on the newly launched Hawk submarine cable system in the Mediterranean Sea.

Mobily had signed a 15 year IRU agreement with Reliance Globalcom, for purchase of multiple 10Gs of international bandwidth capacity, connecting Saudi Arabia to Europe and the United States. Reliance Globalcom last week activated its Hawk submarine cable system in Egypt and seamlessly integrated it with the Reliance Global Network, to enable an additional capacity of 20 Tbps in the Mediterranean region. Using the newly activated Hawk cable system, Reliance delivered capacity for Mobily’s bandwidth requirements between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Europe.

The 4-fiber pair submarine Hawk cable system, built by Reliance Globalcom last fiscal to initially set up the world’s first Mediterranean Gateway and Hub at Cyprus, has demonstrated its strong resilience as it carried 180 Gbps of data during the recent cable cut off Egypt and India. Hawk has been designed with two routes – one express route connecting Marseille in France and Alexandria in Egypt and another local route, with a spur to Yeroskipos in Cyprus meant for establishing a low latency, high-speed diverse alternate route on the Europe – Middle East segment, complementing Reliance Globalcom’s Falcon and FEA cable systems.

Commenting on this occasion, Rory Cole, Chief Operating Officer, Reliance Globalcom said, “We are delighted to extend our ongoing relationship and deliver the first customer circuit on the Hawk cable system to Mobily. Reliance Globalcom’s lowest latency network will immensely benefit Mobily to seamlessly extend their reach by leveraging on our network assets globally and offering an enhanced quality experience to their customers.”

“The Middle East is one of the fastest growing markets in the world and Reliance Globalcom has a very strong presence in the region, serving all the large telecom operators and ISPs. Our association with Mobily is yet another testimony to our leadership position in delivering leading edge communication solutions in the Middle East region”, he further added.

“Mobily has always strived in putting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the global telecommunications map and offering our subscribers the best customer experience. We are delighted to leverage our existing relationship with Reliance Globalcom to be their first customer on the Hawk cable system. This association is not only about offering low latency routes to our customers, but also to offer our customers the flexibility, diversity, and resiliency with improved performance on this new crucial route”, said Mobily’s Senior Executive Vice President Wholesale & Carrier Services, Amer Abdullah Mowafi.

Reliance Globalcom owns and operates one of the world’s largest and most advanced private submarine network spanning more than 73,000 kilometers. When combined with more than 200,000 kilometers of domestic fiber owned by its parent company, Reliance Communications, the combined global network connects over 40 key business markets across India, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and the United States.

About Reliance Communications

Reliance Communications Limited founded by the late Shri Dhirubhai H Ambani (1932-2002) is the flagship company of the Reliance Group. The Reliance Group currently has a net worth in excess of Rs. 90,000 crore (US$ 17.7 billion), cash flows of Rs. 8,000 crore (US$ 1.6 billion), net profit of Rs. 3,200 crore (US$ 0.6 billion).

Reliance Communications is India’s foremost and truly integrated telecommunications service provider. The Company, with a customer base of about 130 million including over 2.5 million individual overseas retail customers, ranks among the Top 6 Telecom companies in the world by number of customers in a single country. Reliance Communications corporate clientele includes over 35,000 Indian and multinational corporations including small and medium enterprises and over 800 global, regional and domestic carriers.

Reliance Communications has established a pan-India, next generation, integrated (wireless and wireline), convergent (voice, data and video) digital network that is capable of supporting best-of-class services spanning the entire communications value chain, covering over 24,000 towns and 600,000 villages. Reliance Communications owns and operates the world’s largest next generation IP enabled connectivity infrastructure, comprising over 277,000 kilometers of fibre optic cable systems in India, USA, Europe, Middle East and the Asia Pacific region.

To find out more, please visit www.relianceglobalcom.com

About Mobily

Mobily, the brand name of Etihad Etisalat, took its first step in becoming the Kingdom’s monopoly breaking mobile operator when it won a tender against five other competing consortiums in the summer of 2004. In 2006, GSM World Association described Mobily as the fastest growing mobile operator in the Middle East and North Africa region, and since then, Mobily enjoys the highest number of advanced 3G subscribers on its network, the largest network in the region. Mobily’s aggressive thrust into fixed-mobile convergence, and into the mobile broadband provision market, when the leading Saudi 3G mobile operator became the first operator in MENA to commercially launch the 4G (TD-LTE) services.


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