E-marine Nets Maintenance Contract for Bay of Bengal Gateway

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E-marine, a provider of submarine cable solutions in the Middle East, has secured a maintenance contract for the Bay of Bengal Gateway.

The cable, with a total length of 8,040 kilometers, links five countries, Oman, UAE, India (Mumbai and Chennai), Sri Lanka and Malaysia.

The section under E-marine’s maintenance spans almost 4,000 kilometers from Oman, through UAE, India, and on to close to Sri Lanka.

The project consortium comprises six companies, including Vodafone (UK), Etisalat (UAE), Omantel (Sultanate of Oman), Reliance Jio (India), Dialog Axiata (Sri Lanka) and Telekom Malaysia.

Omar Jassim Bin Kalban, managing director and chief executive officer of E-marine, said: “We are delighted to be part of a consortium of highly respected companies that is focused on providing a vital communication link connecting five countries. The section under our maintenance spans almost 4,000 kilometers from Oman, through UAE, India, and on to close to Sri Lanka. This project underlines the trust the industry places in E-marine. We have unrivaled expertise in submarine cable installation and maintenance. With demand rising for faster internet speeds, we believe we will continue to play a key role providing high-quality communications infrastructure regionally and globally.”

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