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Press Release -- May 9th, 2012
Source: Gulf Bridge International
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GBI Capacity Sale to Gulfnet Communications Co. Reflects Buoyant Kuwaiti Market

Kuwait City, 9/5/2012: Gulf Bridge International (GBI) and Gulfnet Communications Co., affiliated to United Networks Company based in Kuwait, and Kuwait’s premier internet and online data services provider, today announced the signing of a capacity sale agreement.

The GBI network will provide Gulfnet with industry-leading connectivity across the region, enabling Gulfnet to offer secure, reliable, high-speed and any-to-any communications solutions in addition to a host of diversified, value added services. The GBI cable system is the region’s highest capacity and most geographically comprehensive network, as well as the Middle East’s only carrier-neutral operator, offering operators and ISP’s increased bandwidth, choice, resilience and value.

With a leadership position in emerging markets, Gulfnet Communications leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its local and regional network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises, service providers and consumers.

“To continue providing our valued clients with excellent service locally and internationally for their current and future telecom requirements, Gulfnet Communications Co. is delighted to sign with GBI for additional capacity on the new submarine cable system. Gulfnet Communications Co. is committed to providing redundant, secure and scalable services throughout the globe. Expanding our bandwidth capacity with GBI meets our strategic plans of building diverse routes to ensure business continuity to our esteemed clients,” commented Mr. Wael Al-Sultan, GM of Gulfnet Communications Co.

“Connecting to major Tier 1 and Tier 2 providers east and west via our international gateways through both terrestrial and submarine cables eliminates service interruption,” commented Mr. Husam Qasem Deputy General, Manager of Gulfnet Communications Co.

“I am pleased to announce that GBI has signed this capacity deal with Gulfnet Communications Co., “ commented Mr. Ahmed Mekky, Board Member and CEO of GBI. “The GBI network will deliver superior service to Gulfnet Communications Co. and their end customers, who will benefit from improved international connectivity. The communications landscape around the Gulf is changing and I believe that Gulfnet’s choice of GBI as their international bandwidth provider will enable them to take advantage of this evolution.”

The GBI cable system connects to all the Gulf countries and provides onward connectivity to Europe and Asia.  The cable system is designed around a core ring, which can re-route traffic thereby increasing resilience. With a design capacity of up to 10 terabits per second on certain cable sections, the GBI cable system will have the capability to meet the rapid growth in demand that has been forecast for traffic originating and terminating in Gulf.

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About Gulf Bridge International

Gulf Bridge International (GBI) is a private company dedicated to connecting all the nations of the Gulf region to one another and to the rest of the world, using the latest fiber optic technologies. The GBI cable is developed and owned by GCC investors who are building this strategic infrastructure to serve the entire region. GBI intends to be the carrier’s carrier of choice for traffic to and from the Gulf, facilitating social and economic growth in the region. GBI’s cable system will provide telecom operators and other communications companies, both in the region and globally, with greater choice, value, diversity and resilience. For more information, please visit www.gbiinc.com

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About Gulfnet Communications

Gulfnet is a pioneer of internet and WAN services in Kuwait. GulfnetCommunications was established in 1991 and is accredited with ISO: 9001:2000 The company is a leading provider of new world of communications.

Gulfnet is an innovative pacesetter which is powering Kuwait’s ISP Segment to reach the top 10 in the Middle East and North Africa region in terms of availability of new technologies, through its support and strategic vision.

Our vision is to be the leading professional technology provider, including IT & security consultancy services, through our superior and state of the art infrastructure to address our customers  local, regional and  international business requirements. Gulfnet has always demonstrated a vision of great breadth through its strong corporate connections, adding a major new dimension to its traditional IT business. Gulfnet’s major objective is to expand the regional technology domain into a major new MENA-wide technology provider through carefully planned strategies and partnerships with strong and proven market players

Gulfnet’s Global Availability is a truly global service, providing coverage and support to over 90 countries from over 1000 PoPs. Customer support is provided 24 hours per day x 7 days per week with consistent service surround including local language and “feet-on-the-street” support in each location, plus a single point of contact for provisioning and troubleshooting.

Gulfnetprovide the following:

  • Internet
  • Data
  • MPLS Regional and Internet
  • Data Center Services
  • Disaster Recovery Services
  • Business Continuity Solutions
  • Managed Services
  • Security Solutions
  • Value Added Services
  • Voice Solutions
  • Satellite Solutions
  • Cloud Solutions

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