The Middle East-Europe terrestrial system (MEETS) is a 1,400km terrestrial cable network which connects the Gulf Cooperation Council states and Eurasia. It is a highly reliable diverse route, built using the latest technology, and addresses the growing need for high bandwidth services and offers unique access to the Gulf region.
The MEETS consortium comprises Vodafone Qatar, du, Zain and Zajil. Vodafone Qatar Q.S.C. is in Qatar, du is the landing party in the UAE, Zain in Saudi Arabia, and Zajil in Bahrain and Kuwait.
The MEETS network is built alongside the existing power transmission network, the Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority (GCCIA) electrical transmission system. it is cost-effective and reliable, providing reduced service latency and geographic diversity across the Middle East.
The MEETS network is designed with 100G optical transport network (OTN) technology, offering connectivity in the GCC region with a design capacity in excess of 2.3Tbps, and an initial capacity of 200Gbps, deployed with Ciena’s converged packet optical networking solutions.
The MEETS network has the following access and landing points: