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41 active submarine cable systems connect the Arab World
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A new report from the Arab Advisors Group profiles the existing and planned submarine cable systems with landing stations in 21 Arab countries by June 2014. The analysis reveals that the number of multi-country submarine cable systems connecting the Arab countries is expected to reach 50 systems by 2016.

The report covers a total of 50 existing and planned submarine cable systems in the Arab world. By June 2014, there were 41 multi-country submarine cable systems with landing points in the Arab World, up from 39 by August 2012. Additionally, there were 2 main active cable systems with plans to land in one of the Arab countries in the near future. The remaining 7 planned submarine cable systems are not yet operational.

The report mainly focuses on and profiles the main submarine cable systems in the Arab World with landing stations in three or more countries. The profiles include information such as the submarine cable's length, the date of launch, the system's total capacity, vendors and the cable system's landing points per country, in addition to the system's total cost when available.

A new report, "Submarine Cables Systems in the Arab World" was released to the Arab Advisors Group's Telecoms Strategic Research Service subscribers on July 9, 2014. This report can be purchased from the Arab Advisors Group for only US$ 2,000. The 59-page report, which has 40 detailed exhibits, analyzes the existing and planned submarine cables with current or potential landing points in the Arab World. The twenty one Arab countries covered in the report are:AlgeriaBahrainComorosDjiboutiEgyptIraqJordanKuwaitLebanonLibya,MauritaniaMoroccoOmanQatarSaudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, the UAEand Yemen.

Please contact the Arab Advisors Group to get a copy of the report's Table of Contents.

Any investment in this report will count towards an annual Strategic Research Service subscription should the service be acquired within three months from purchasing the report.

"As of June 2014, the UAE had the largest number of active submarine cables, reaching 16. Saudi Arabia and Egypt followed, with 14 each." Miss Rawan Awwad, a Research Analyst at Arab Advisors Group, stated. "On the other hand, the Palestinian Authority was not connected to any submarine cable system, whereas Comoros, Jordan and Somalia were connected to one system only." Miss Awwad further added.

The Arab Advisors Group's team of analysts in the region has already produced over 3,900 reportson the Arab World's communications, media and financial markets. The reports can be purchased individually or received through an annual subscription to Arab Advisors Group's ( Strategic Research Services (Media and Telecom).

To date, Arab Advisors Group has served over 710 global and regional companies by providing reliable research analysis and forecasts of Arab communications markets to these clients. Some of our clients can be viewed on


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Arab Advisors Group provides reliable research, analysis and forecasts of Arab communications, media and technology markets.

Arab Advisors Group Strategic Research Services (Media and Telecoms) are annual subscriptions. The services cover nineteen countries in the Arab World: Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Palestine, Iraq, Egypt, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Mauritania and Morocco.

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