Cinturion, a provider of subsea and terrestrial capacity-based network solutions spanning India, the Middle East and Europe, has officially commenced construction of the Trans-Europe Asia System (TEAS). The network project is set to deploy an advanced fiber optic technology, supporting bandwidth-hungry data centers and their customer base.
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.
When completed, TEAS will offer an information superhighway of over 300 Tbps. It will include new and diverse parallel network routes between India, the Middle East, and Europe, bringing advanced features and high-capacity inter-links throughout the region.
The network 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 new dual path system provides geographically diverse routes terminating in India.
TEAS would enable new services with its “unique” optical capabilities to support modern data center deployments, bringing broadband and “low latency” access to European, Middle East and Indian markets. When complete, TEAS will offer individual fiber 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 the third quarter of 2023.
Fiber Optic Glass Technology
Cinturion’s experienced management team has worked in all regions covered by TEAS. Such experience would deliver an advanced system with valuable features, including an advanced Remote Fiber Testing System (RFTS) for fault prevention and fast remediation.
TEAS is a completely new build, introducing advanced infrastructure buried underneath secure rights of ways e.g., GCCIA high voltage distribution network. It utilizes the latest large core fiber optic glass technology that will enable future product developments capable of supporting the additional growth of advanced data services throughout the Middle East region.
The homogenous fiber throughout the TEAS network will allow for end-to-end lighting with uninterrupted network symmetry. TEAS would deliver low latency and high resiliency along its corridor, features critical to emerging demands of 5G, IoT and large cloud and content providers.
Open Access System
Cinturion has partnered with local in-country licensed service providers along its route to establish landing sites with commitments that include carrier neutral data center facilities offering ‘Open Access System’ rights – to enable customers the utmost flexibility in hardware and software selection. Fiber 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 fibers on the system would 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.
“The TEAS project is being implemented to fulfill the demand for Open Access systems with fiber connectivity bridging India, the Middle East and Europe,” said Mr. Greg Varisco, CEO of Cinturion. “This network will provide much needed high capacity, fiber 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 center connectivity as compared to the traditional consortium systems provided by carriers.”