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39 active submarine cable systems connect the Arab World.
Sunday, September 30, 2012

A new report from the Arab Advisors Group profiles the existing and planned submarine cable systems with landing stations in 21 Arab countries by August 2012. The analysis reveals that by 2015, the number of submarine cable systems connecting the Arab countries is expected to reach 48 systems.

The report covers a total of 48 existing and planned submarine cable systems in the Arab world. 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, “An Overview of the Main Submarine Cables in the Arab World” was released to the Arab Advisors Group’s Telecoms Strategic Research Service subscribers on September 10, 2012. This report can be purchased from the Arab Advisors Group for only US$ 1,500. The 44-page report, which has 34 detailed exhibits, analyses 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: AlgeriaBahrainComorosDjibouti,EgyptIraqJordanKuwaitLebanonLibyaMauritaniaMorocco,OmanQatarSaudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE and Yemen.

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, or could count towards attending Arab Advisors’ 2nd Smart Handheld Summit 2012 on November 26 & 27, 2012 at The Address Dubai Marina Hotel in Dubai - UAE. Telecom and Media operators can send up to 2 delegates to attend at no charge. Press members can also attend at no charge. More information on The 2nd Smart Handheld Summit 2012 can be viewed on:

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

"As of August 2012, the United Arab Emirates had the largest number of active submarine cables. Saudi Arabia and Egypt followed.” Ms. Dima Abu Rub, Senior Research Analyst at Arab Advisors Group, stated. “On the other hand, the Palestinian Authority was not connected to any submarine cable system, whereas Somalia and Comoros were connected to one system only.” Miss Abu Rub further added.

The Arab Advisors Group’s team of analysts in the region has already produced close to 3,090 reports on 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 665 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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