The GBI network connects the Middle East to Singapore towards the East and Egypt on the West, using two alternative terrestrial routes to protect traffic, crossing the Mediterranean to Italy into major European cities. Ensuring route diversity by establishing its North Route, this new link from the Gulf to Europe via Iraq and Turkey adds an ultra-low latency link from the GCC straight to the heart of Europe.

The GBI network is capable of meeting current and future requirements of wholesale customers across the region. The GBI network connects the Arabian Gulf nations with a redundancy configuration. The innovative network design has established a Gulf backbone that enables other industries to deploy new and innovative services. The GBI network delivers extensive Reach, Resilience and Routing diversity, across the Gulf and beyond.

  • Reach: GBI’s comprehensive network reaches the countries of the Gulf: Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The GBI network also provides connectivity into Iraq.

  • Resilience: The GBI Gulf network is designed to reroute traffic and minimize service disruption. This design provides greater resilience than the traditional network designs found in the region. In order to increase the redundancy and network resiliency to its Gulf Ring.

  • Routing diversity: Due to the demand for constant connectivity, route diversity has become a necessity. GBI offers seamless connectivity and diverse routing from Europe to all Gulf countries either via the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, or terrestrially via Turkey and Iraq. The GBI network features a second terrestrial route in Europe that helps ensure more reliable connectivity from Asia through the Gulf and onto Europe. All terrestrial routes offer ultra-low latency.