UAE’s du expands digital capability with Cinturion’s TEAS network

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), one of the leading providers of fixed line, mobile, internet and digital services across the UAE, has executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cinturion Corp Ltd., a global provider of scalable, subsea and terrestrial capacity-based network solutions.

The partnership will deliver new diverse routes to du customers to meet the ever-growing demand in the region and bring an open-access Cable Landing Station (CLS) to UAE’s economic, social and digital transformation.

As part of the agreement, Cinturion’s Trans Europe Asia System (TEAS), an `open-access’ submarine and terrestrial network, will be hosted by du to strengthen connectivity and expand its digital capabilities to the UAE region and beyond. TEAS will provide the lowest latency cutting-edge technology enabling ultra fast-speed, high resiliency and secure connections to enhance network performance in the region and boost managed services.

TEAS will seamlessly link two new connections across the Arabian and Mediterranean Seas and continue with two paths interlinking the Middle East, with multiple routes across the Arabian Peninsula and a route through the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea. TEAS, the first new dual path system of its kind, provides geographically diverse routes enabling new services with its unique optical capabilities to support modern Data Center deployments, bringing broadband and low latency access to the European, Middle Eastern, and Indian markets.

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Karim Benkirane
CCO – du

“We are excited to enter into this partnership with Cinturion. The new cable TEAS will play an important role in strengthening the regional infrastructure connecting the world. As a multi-regional data superhighway, TEAS opens up new opportunities to harness innovative technologies such as the Internet of Things, data analytics and cloud in the MENA corridor. TEAS will enable our global customers to enjoy our secure connectivity solutions and boost the performance of our wholesale and enterprise customers. This will reinforce Datamena as a regional business and financial hub and have always strived to introduce cutting-edge solutions to our customers.”

Mr. Bill Marra, Chief Commerical Officer of Cinturion said that “The strategic partnership with du and Cinturion will provide the most advanced, secure and innovative technologies staying aligned with UAE’s vision for accelerating digitalization by providing an open-access CLS delivering world-class connectivity solutions to the region.”

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