The GBI (Gulf Bridge International) is a private submarine cable system connecting the Gulf countries together and provide onward connectivity to the rest of the world.
The GBI Cable System is designed with a self-healing core ring in the Gulf, with double cable landings at the major terminals of Qatar and Fujairah (UAE) and branched landings in Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, Oman, and onward connectivity to landing in India and Europe as well.
The GBI Cable System is the first submarine cable landing in Iraq, with a cable landing station in Al Faw.
The GBI Cable System is privately owned by Gulf Bridge International, established in December 2008 with an initial investment of $445 million.
The GBI Cable System was launched in Feb. 2012, connecting the world to the Gulf.