TeleYemen invests millions in Falcon

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NEW DELHI: Republic of Yemen's International Telecommunication Company (TeleYemen), has confirmed a strategic multi-million dollar investment in FLAG Telecom's Falcon terabit/s cable system.

Following an official signing ceremony attended by His Excellency Engineer Abdulmalik S Al Moalimi, minister of telecommunications and IT, the Republic of Yemen will now provide two landing stations for FALCON. TeleYemen has also purchased capacity on the high-quality fiber optic cable.

According to the press release, Falcon will be the first international cable system to land in the Republic of Yemen. It is expected to enable customers in Yemen direct access to global telecommunications and Internet services and enable TeleYemen to provide the infrastructure to meet the increasing demand for roll-out of broadband services and E-commerce applications.

Falcon, a new high-capacity resilient loop cable system is being installed to provide multiple landings throughout the Gulf region, with submarine links stretching from the Middle East to Egypt in the west and, initially, to India in the east.

Across India the Falcon system can interconnect seamlessly with India's domestic networks, including Reliance's 80,000 km high-speed domestic infrastructure, allowing customers to access major cities and towns.