Bezeq International completed the laying of the infrastructure for its underwater optical cable, in the hope of completing the project by the end of the year
Will the Internet revolution in Israel begin next year? flash International today marked the completion of the first phase of the laying of a new submarine optical communications cable dubbed the graceful name BIOS (Bezeq International Optical System), which will connect ישראל Europe and the world and will triple the amount of information capacity that can reach and exit the country.
As part of the first phase, the laying of communication cables on the shores of Tel Aviv was completed, up to a distance of about 2 kilometers into the sea, which were connected to the supplier's offices in Petah Tikva.
In the second phase, which is expected to begin in September, a special ASN (Alcatel Submarine Networks) cable will be connected to the cable, which will deploy the cable at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea for a distance of about 2,300 kilometers, to the Italian city of Bari. Of a company called Interoute) to the server farm of flash International in Amsterdam, Frankfurt and London.
The cable is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2012, enabling the transmission of information at a rate of up to 7.2 Tbps (terabits per second). Itzik Benvenisti, CEO flash International, stated that "in the first quarter of 2012, the experience of surfing the Internet in Israel will change."
Along the length of the cable there are no less than 21 resistors (intended to increase the signals passing through the cable), and the cost of the project is estimated at hundreds of millions of shekels, flash Which will be able to return within 5 for years, even if it is the only supplier to use the cable (although the company plans to offer the other providers to purchase capacity from the cable).
When the BIOS cable is turned on, there will be flash Is the first and only Israeli company to operate and operate an underwater cable, which for the first time creates competition in the market. Since all Internet providers have been based on Med Nautilus underwater cable, which can transmit information at 3.84Tbs, Other countries in the Mediterranean basin.
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Bezeq International estimates that the demand for bandwidth אינטרנט In Israel will increase by about one percent a year over the next five years, and by approximately one percent per year over the next five years.
Meanwhile, Tamers Telecom, which plans to compete with Bezeq International and lay its own submarine communications cable, announced that it is anticipating the laying of the cable for October, with the aim of launching it in December 2011 or January 2012 - following the competition between it and flash international.
The Tamares Telecom line is expected to reach Cyprus, and from there connect to another submarine cable coming from Marseilles.
It is not clear which suppliers אינטרנט Others will choose to use cable's flash International and Tamers Telecom, but it is estimated that the deployment of the new cables will allow the Israeli consumer to enjoy significantly higher surfing speeds abroad, and at more attractive prices.
Is the day approaching when we will get good surfing speeds around the world, at all hours of the day and all days of the week (Hamsa Hamsa, Tfou Tfou)? In a few months we will know.