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AlcaLu Wins Subsea Deal

PARIS -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and a consortium composed of Vodafone Group, Dialog Axiata, Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat), Reliance Jio Infocomm, Omantel and Telekom Malaysia, have signed a turn-key contract to deploy a new 100 Gigabit-per-second (100G) submarine cable system to connect Oman, the United Arab Emirates, India, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. The Bay of Bengal Gateway (BBG) cable system will enhance the robustness and reliability of international connectivity into and out of the six countries via landing points in Barka (Oman), Fujairah (United Arab Emirates), Mumbai and Chennai (India), Ratmalana (Sri Lanka), Penang (Malaysia) and Singapore. Commercial operation of the system is planned to start by end of 2014. It will offer an ultra high design capacity, underpinning the continued growth of new applications and services in the Middle East, the Indian sub-continent and the Far East. Alcatel-Lucent

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