NEW YORK and CHICAGO, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading facilities-based telecom and fiber consulting company APTelecom, today announced that it has been engaged by Middle East and North Africa Submarine Cable System (MENA-SCS) to assist with international sales and the commercialization of a new submarine cable system known as MENA Cable, connecting Europe to Middle East and India.
The MENA cable system is independent of other builds in the region and is set to become the primary route for those seeking connectivity between Europe and Asia.
The MENA cable system spans three continents (Europe, Africa and Asia). Currently the cable lands in five countries: Italy, Egypt, KSA, Oman, India, and in conjunction with TW1 cable to UAE and Pakistan. The cable also includes branching units to cover further expansions to Europe, Levant and East Africa. It consists of five fiber pairs, each pair expandable to 8 TB/s totaling to an ultimate capacity of 40 TB/s. MENA cable length is 9,030km of which 930km is a terrestrial fiber cable crossing Egypt.
As part of the remit, APTelecom will assist MENA-SCS with the commercialization aspects of their network. "We are honored to be a part of such an important project in one of the world's fastest-growing telecom markets and working within the MENA-SCS team to help bring their plans to fruition," said Sean Bergin, Co-Founder and President of APTelecom and Advisory Council Member of the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC).
Beshr Chamssi, Chief Commercial Officer of MENA-SCS stated, "We are pleased to play a major role in the development of this new connection between Europe , Middle East and India affording a roll-out of the applications needed to meet carriers' voracious demands for bandwidth over the next decade."
Both APTelecom and MENA-SCS will be attending ITW '15 in Chicago from May 11 – 13, and are currently accepting meeting requests to discuss the cable system. To arrange a meeting with APTelecom and MENA-SCS please email [email protected].
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Middle East and North Africa Submarine Cable Systems (MENA-SCS) is a subsidiary of Orascom Telecom Media and Technology (OTMT). MENA-SCS has developed, constructed, owns and operates a submarine telecommunications system connecting Europe to the Middle East and South East Asia. MENA cable infrastructure, together with already existing cables, is expected to cover current and future international communications requirements among Egypt, the Arab World, India and Europe.
Find more at www.mena-scs.com.
APTelecom is a leading telecom and fiber consulting company specializing in emerging markets. APTelecom combines superior customer service, cost-competitive telecom products, and deep experience across a wide range of sectors in the submarine cable and fiber industry to help clients achieve intelligent, sustainable growth. Among the company's core offerings are submarine cable pre-sales, established system sales, due diligence telecom consulting, cloud-based solutions and security, and strategic fiber consulting services.
APTelecom has been named the "Sales Team of the Year" by the Customer Sales and Service Awards, and also captured the "Fastest Growing Companies" Best in Biz EMEA Silver Award. The company has been sought after for commentary on emerging market trends and been featured in dozens of media outlets, including TechTalk, Wall Street Journal, Fox Business Network, Reuters, Yahoo News, Fierce Telecom, SubTel Forum, and Commsday International, among others.
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