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Press Release -- April 23rd, 2012
Source: TE Subcom

Systems Will Deliver Regional and International Connectivity to Middle Eastern Countries

TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology has completed construction of the TGN-EA (Jeddah) and TGN-Gulf undersea cables for Tata Communications. TGN-EA (Jeddah) connects Saudi Arabia, Egypt and India, while TGN-Gulf links Oman, India, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain.
Both TGN-EA (Jeddah) and TGN-Gulf are high-capacity, multi terabit systems that will add diversity to Tata Communications’ existing undersea network infrastructure and connect it to key business hubs in the region.
“Demand for capacity in the Middle East has increased significantly in recent years and the time could not be better for us to expand our global network of undersea cables and continue to support business and economic development,” said Radwan Moussalli, Managing Director, Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Tata Communications. “Both TGN-EA (Jeddah) and TGN-Gulf will encourage broadband penetration, enable robust internet services and support enterprise communications throughout the region.”
“Through the completion of TGN-EA (Jeddah) and TGN-Gulf, TE SubCom and Tata Communications have delivered an important technological advancement to the Middle East,” said Debra Brask, Managing Director, TE SubCom. “Both undersea cables will create route diversity and significantly improve overall connectivity in the quickly growing region.”

About TE SubCom
TE SubCom (SubCom), a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, is an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology and marine services and a leading global supplier for today’s undersea communications requirements. Drawing on its heritage of technical innovation and industry recognized performance, SubCom delivers the most reliable, high quality solutions to organizations with undersea communications needs vital to their core mission. The company designs, manufactures and installs systems around the world, and has deployed more than 490,000km of subsea communication cable—or enough to circle the earth more than 12 times at the equator. SubCom’s global presence, backed by industry leading research and development laboratories, manufacturing facilities, installation and maintenance ships, depots, and management team work together to implement integrated solutions and network upgrades, with unsurpassed reliability, that support the needs of telecommunications, internet providers, offshore and science customers worldwide.
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About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity is a global, $14 billion company that designs and manufactures approximately 500,000 products that connect and protect the flow of power and data inside the products that touch every aspect of our lives. Our nearly 100,000 employees partner with customers in virtually every industry—from consumer electronics, energy and healthcare, to automotive, aerospace and communication networks—enabling smarter, faster, better technologies to connect products to possibilities. More information on TE Connectivity can be found at

About Tata Communications
Tata Communications is a leading global provider of a new world of communications.  With a leadership position in emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises, service providers and Indian consumers.
The Tata Global Network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks, a Tier-1 IP network, with connectivity to more than 200 countries across 400 PoPs, and nearly 1 million square feet of data center and collocation space worldwide.
Tata Communications’ depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services, leadership in global international voice, and strategic investments in South Africa (Neotel), Sri Lanka (Tata Communications Lanka Limited) and Nepal (United Telecom Limited).
Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India and its ADRs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TCL).


Natalie Chak
Tata Communications
44 (0)783304 3779

Courtney McDaniel
TE SubCom
1 973 656 8857

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