Cinturion and partners commence the trans-European Asia network

Created December 23, 2020
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Cinturion Corp, a provider of scalable, subsea and terrestrial capacity-based network solutions spanning India, the Middle East and Europe, has started construction of its Trans-Europe Asia System (TEAS). The project is set to deploy the most advanced fibre optic technology, bolstering the region’s information and computing technologies initiatives supporting bandwidth-hungry data centres and their growing customer base. When completed, TEAS will be an open system, offering over 300 Tbps with new and diverse parallel routes between India, the Middle East, and Europe.

The system consists of two diverse connections across the Mediterranean Sea continuing with two diverse paths inter-linking the Middle East, with multiple routes across the Arabian Peninsula, and a route through the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea. The first new dual path system of its kind provides geographically diverse routes terminating in India. TEAS will enable new services with its unique optical capabilities to support modern data centre deployments, bringing broadband and low latency access to European, Middle East and Indian markets. When complete, TEAS will offer individual fibre ownership to a broad range of customers. Total subsea and terrestrial network segments consist of over 19,000 Kms with a system ready for service date expected in 3Q23.

Cinturion has partnered with local in-country licensed service providers along its route to establish landing sites with commitments that include carrier neutral facilities offering open access system rights to enable customers the utmost flexibility in hardware and software selection. Fibre owners will have full flexibility of their network transmission equipment to support network demands and be able to upgrade network transmission equipment as required. The state-of-the-art system is designed leveraging technologies that provide the most advanced network security. Additionally, owners of fibres on the system will benefit from uninterrupted connectivity with tens of Terabits of throughput capacity, through diverse routes across land and sea between India, the Middle East and Europe.

Cinturion has contracted DRG Undersea Consulting, an experienced submarine engineering and project management company, and BTC Networks to provide services for the terrestrial network design and supply featuring the latest technology solutions. Cinturion’s experienced management team has worked in all regions covered by TEAS. Such experience delivers a safe and reliable  advanced  system  with  valuable  features,  including  an  advanced  Remote Fibre Testing System (RFTS) for fault prevention and fast remediation.

Commenting on the project, Greg Varisco, CEO of Cinturion, notes: “The TEAS project is being implemented to fulfil the demand for open access systems with fibre connectivity bridging India, the Middle East and Europe. This network will provide much needed high capacity, fibre optic offerings to countries needing access to low latency route diversity and improved route resiliency throughout the region. TEAS will provide exceptional end-to-end capabilities not requiring any regeneration and allow for a higher degree of inter-connectivity among system participants. The system significantly increases the availability of inter-region, inter-data centre connectivity as compared to the traditional consortium systems provided by carriers.”

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This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.