United Arab Emirates (UAE): Batelco and e& to land Al Khaleej subsea cable in UAE

Feb 16, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Telecoms firms Batelco and e& announced on February 14 that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to land the Al Khaleej subsea cable system in the UAE. This MoU will see the 1,400km-long cable connecting the UAE to Bahrain, Oman, and Qatar.

Nabil Baccouche, group chief carrier & wholesale officer, e&, said: “We are extremely delighted to cooperate with Batelco as the exclusive landing party for the Al Khaleej cable in the UAE. Our expertise over the past decades in landing over 20 submarine cables will certainly provide timely deployment of world-class infrastructure as part of this strategic partnership.”

“The integration of the new submarine cable Al Khaleej into the UAE, extending its reach to Bahrain and the GCC, marks a ground-breaking milestone in the region’s telecommunications infrastructure. This new development enhances much-needed subsea diversification of routes, paving the way for unparalleled international connectivity into the heart of the Middle East.”