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Zain Bahrain joins MEETS regional cable system
to boost business offerings

- Introduction of MEETS supports the Kingdom of Bahrain's vision as a major hub for ICT and data movement in the MENA region

- Catering for increased demand for high-speed and reliable connectivity solutions of business customers

Bahrain, 6 October, 2018: In a major regional telecommunication development for the Kingdom of Bahrain, Zain Bahrain announces the introduction of the 'Middle East – Europe Terrestrial System' (MEETS), an international cable system that provides state-of-the-art high bandwidth regional connectivity solutions.

By joining MEETS, Zain Bahrain will offer superior products to meet the increasing demand for high-speed and reliable connectivity throughout the Kingdom, particularly amongst the booming business sector.

MEETS is a partnership between a GCC-wide telecoms consortium, both conceived and co-promoted jointly by Zain – the MEETS landing party in Bahrain, du, Vodafone and Zajil, with the aim to significantly improve regional connectivity. It offers connectivity in the GCC region with a design capacity in excess of 2.3 Tbps.

Zain Bahrain General Manager, Mr. Mohammed Zainalabedin said, "The introduction of MEETS supports the Kingdom of Bahrain's vision towards positioning Bahrain as a major hub for ICT and data movement in the MENA region. It also supports Zain Bahrain's strategic plans to develop a world-class infrastructure locally and globally to cater for the growing demand of high-speed and low-latency connectivity solutions for our Enterprise customers in Bahrain. Providing a superior internet experience will help Zain Bahrain retain and attract new customers, while complementing our cutting-edge mobile data expansion strategy and supporting the roll-out of dynamic Enterprise services to our corporate clients."

MEETS is built on an Optical Ground Wire over a 1,400km regional high-tension electricity network, reducing the risk of cable cuts and enhancing the availability normally associated with submarine cables. The MEETS system is a state-of-the-art, upgradeable optical transport network capable of sustaining the growing bandwidth demand in the region. The system is managed by a 24/7 Network Operating Centre.

MEETS caters to regional and international ICT companies, meeting their wholesale capacity needs, while providing a connection to new areas and end customers, especially enterprises of all sizes.

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