Second Emirati cellco Du, which is to launch services next month, has inked an interconnection pact with Omantel, the incumbent in neighbouring gulf state Oman. The deal covers voice interconnection and international data services. The exchange of traffic between the two operators will take place via the FALCON submarine cable, a 10,300km fibre-optic system joining Suez to Mumbai and looping around the Persian Gulf, with a designed maximum capacity of 1.28-2.56Tbps (Terabits per second).
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