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Salam announced a strategic partnership with the Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) to inaugurate the Saudi Transit Corridor. This new venture is set to revolutionize connectivity between Asia and Europe, showcasing a significant leap in global telecommunications infrastructure.

Georges A. Jaber, VP of Wholesale and Carrier Relations at Salam, stated, “We are excited to unveil the Saudi Transit Corridor, a pioneering initiative that not only strengthens the connectivity between Asia and Europe but also exemplifies our commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction. This partnership with GCX leverages cutting-edge technology to ensure our customers enjoy robust, secure, and diversified routing options.”

Commenting on the project, Vineet Verma, GCX’s Global Head of Business Development, said, “We are very pleased to launch this corridor in partnership with our longstanding partner, Salam. With Salam, we are able to offer multiple route options to customers to provide diversity across traditional cable routes. We are confident that the route will be of interest to a number of customers, considering the current geopolitical situation.”

Two Primary Routes

The Saudi Transit Corridor will provide diverse, hybrid subsea and terrestrial connectivity routes, leveraging both Salam’s extensive terrestrial network across Saudi Arabia and GCX’s robust multiple cable systems.

Responding to the demand for more secure and reliable communications routes, the corridor ingeniously circumvents the Bab Al Mandab strait, providing a stable and continuous connection for global communications, enhancing service reliability in key international channels.

The Saudi Transit Corridor includes two primary routes. The first route connects GCX’s FALCON cable system in Al Khobar to Jeddah, utilizing Salam’s expansive terrestrial fiber network in Saudi Arabia, and extends to Europe through Egypt on GCX’s Hawk cable system; while the second route links Al Khobar directly to Jordan, incorporating GCX’s FALCON and FEA cable systems, enhancing route diversity and reliability.

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