By Greg Varisco and Dave Crowley
January 26, 2022
The Outlook for 2022 in spite of the corona virus difficulties seems that new international networks are being developed to expand services to under-served markets utilizing low latency routes and improving Global Hub connectivity. An example of the Indian Ocean Region’s continued development is the new TEAS-Trans Europe Asia System due to be completed during 2024.
TEAS comprises the installation and operation of a new fiber optic cable system based on a Space Division Multiplexing (SDM) subsea cable system, integrated with terrestrial segments to form an ecosystem utilizing two new and unique routes that span from India across the Middle East tying into major technology hubs in Marseille and Milan/Rome. TEAS is specifically designed to support large capacity users that need low latency and high availability solutions and applications.
The ecosystem will include greenfield technology hubs, in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and the growing technology hubs throughout India. The ecosystem will be paired with a dedicated greenfield subsea cable system that is designed and fit for purpose based on researched and validated global key customer segments operating in Europe, The Middle East and Asia region.
TEAS will provide a true Open-Access cable system as well as the terminating cable stations, supporting its customers demand for increased security, carrier neutral points-of-presence (POP), high capacity, high speed, and low latency for a safe passage to serve global multi-national corporations (MNCs) with mission critical data centric operations in The Middle East, Europe and Asia since the optical design does not require any optical re-generation between Mumbai and Marseille or Milan/Rome.
The ecosystem includes fifteen (15) cable landing stations (CLS) designed to include industry development requirements for multiple backhaul routes, provision by several different carriers, IP access, peering for cloud providers and high-capacity internet, and four (4) Power Feed Huts directly connected to DC’s serving as the CLS.
In addition, TEAS is implementing a Remote Fiber Testing System (RFTS) that allows network operations managers to be proactive and monitor networks through use of Domains to deliver the highest levels of QoS, while ensuring the optimal network security and reliability.
TEAS’s business model is to provide the infrastructure including pro-active maintenance support to its key carrier clients and foundational customers, therefore it does not provide lit services, but facilitates the means to connect, communicate, collaborate and participate.
Cinturion is leveraging its outsourcing business model and past project experience to work through existing strategic alliances with global industry experts to ensure the successful completion of TEAS.
TEAS possesses attractive industry fundamentals, which are driven by significant and increasing global demand for data in the Middle East, North Africa and near Asia. The project strategically targets the increasing demand hub of global Hyperscalers and International Carriers with links to Europe’s major hubs.
Recent reports issued by industry analysts forecast strong growth in the Middle East and near Asia region in terms of ICT spending to grow 1.9% (Telecom services and IT) and estimated to reach around US$209.5 billion by 2022.