India’s Flag Telecom to set up two landing stations in Yemen [Archives:2005/847/Local News]

June 2 2005

MUMBAI, May 30 Asia Pulse – Flag Telecom, a Reliance Group company, is to set up two landing stations in Republic of Yemen, making it the first international cable system to land in that country.

The landing stations are being jointly set up by Flag Telecom and Yemen's International Telecommunication Company Ltd (TeleYemen), which has also agreed to purchase resilient capacity on FALCON terabit/s cable system, to be lit up by September 2006, Reliance Infocomm said in a release here today.

The agreement which includes providing two landing stations at Al Hudaydah and Al Ghaidah and purchasing capacity on high-quality fibreoptic cable, was signed today in Yemen between Yemen's Minister for Telecommunications and Information Technology Abdulmalik S Al Moalimi and Flag officials, it said.

Flag has signed similar agreements with leading telecommunications operators in Bahrain, Egypt, India, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

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