By SubTel Forum
Gulf Bridge International (GBI), the Middle Eastâ€™s first privately-owned submarine cable operator, has landed its high-capacity, fibre optic cable at Vodafoneâ€™s international cable landing station, north of Doha according to a Gulf Times article. Â Launching later this year, the GBI cable system will connect all the Gulf countries with each other and provide onward connectivity to Europe, Africa and Asia. The system will provide an alternative connection from Qatar to the outside world, and significantly increase Qatarâ€™s international call and data capacity. Â The cable landing near Doha is one of the 10 planned cable landings around the Gulf region, through which the GBI will offer the â€œmost comprehensive geographic reachâ€ of any subsea network in the region.