Ooredoo Group and e& launch Gulf Gateway Cable 1 (GGC1)

  • Ooredoo Group and e& modernise submarine network in the Middle East with the launch of Gulf Gateway Cable 1 (GGC1) 
  • Deployment of GGC1 to significantly increase existing network capacity, offering high-capacity services up to 28 Tbps with optimal cost and power efficiency per bit


Doha, Qatar and Dubai, UAE – Ooredoo Group, a leading multinational telecom and infrastructure company, and e&, one of the leading global technology groups, have partnered to deploy the subsea latest technology enabling Gulf Gateway Cable (GGC1) system to provide a unique solution of better latency with enhanced international connectivity and high reliability connecting Data Centres in Abu Dhabi and Doha.

The deployment of GGC1 significantly increases the existing network capacity, allowing Ooredoo and e& to offer customers high-capacity services up to 28 Tbps with optimal cost and power efficiency per bit. This enables cost-effective scaling to meet growing bandwidth demands and enhance network resilience.

Najib Khan, Group Chief Business Services Officer, Ooredoo, said: "We are thrilled to collaborate with e& on the deployment of the Gulf Gateway Cable (GGC1) system, marking a significant milestone in our efforts to modernise submarine networks in the Middle East. This partnership underscores our commitment to upgrade our customers’ experience by leveraging cutting-edge technology. With GGC1, our customers will be able to enjoy enhanced international connectivity and reliability, further cementing our position as a leader in the telecom and infrastructure industry."

Nabil Baccouche, Group Chief Carrier and Wholesale Officer, e& said: “The investment brings an upgraded and modernised element to our submarine and terrestrial networks connecting UAE to Qatar, providing us with the capacity we needed while saving space and power. With this future-proof technology, e& and Ooredoo are well-positioned to continue to be major players in the global wholesale market, developing our infrastructure to connect regions and continents together and delivering a unique, high-performance, and robust solution to our customers.”

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