STC joins consortium to build SEA-ME-WE 5 cable system

Monday 10 March 2014 | 09:24 CET | News
Saudi operator STC has announced it has joined a consortium of fourteen telecommunication companies to build the SEA-ME-WE 5 submarine cable system. It is expected to be complete in 2016 and will connect southeastern countries with Europe through the Middle East and North Africa. STC's station in Yenbu was selected as a key drop point for this cable. This will be a major addition to the STC international network. It is a new station added to the existing stations in Jeddah and East Region.

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Categories: Fixed
Companies: STC
Countries: Saudi Arabia
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