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East West Turkey Connect fibre cable system

New fibre infrastructure across Turkey, enabling rapid connectivity between Europe, Middle East and Asia


There has always been limited options when choosing capacity between Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The East West Turkey Connect (EWTC) provides a new high speed route giving shorter and more reliable terrestrial connection as well as redundancy when combined with other routes.


Product information

Key features

High speed

Enables a shorter, direct terrestrial route with highly specified low latency and Round-Trip Delay


Less routing hops and greater redundancy,  when combined with other routes, resulting in far fewer points of failure

High capacity

Helps meet the need for bandwidth and new routes for organisations looking to expand either East or West - or both

Cost effective

As one of the largest investors in global connectivity, you gain access to our economies of scale

East-West growth and diversity

Until now, there has been a limited choice of options for providing connectivity and diversity between Europe, the Middle East and Asia. To meet demand, we have invested in new high-speed fibre infrastructure across Turkey, connecting its Eastern and Western borders. Now, not only do you get the latency and capacity for many of the high growth developing countries but the reliability of new diverse routes.

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) region will see a 6-fold growth in IP traffic, which is the highest at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 41 percent by 2020 according to Cisco Visual Networking Index™ (VNI).

More than one billion new Internet users are expected to join the global Internet community, growing from three billion in 2015 to 4.1 billion by 2020. The MEA region will see 445 million new Internet users by 2020 at a CAGR of 10.8 percent.

To satisfy this demand, we have invested 3.7B Turkish Lira ($1.7B) over the past three and a half years which includes East West Turkey Connect. It extends our total fibre coverage in Turkey by 2.5 times via terrestrial cables from one side of the country to the other. The new capacity meets the increasing demand for reliable, fast and cost-effective connectivity to and from the Middle East.

Why partners choose the East West Turkey Connect Fibre Cable System


Enterprise growth

Global carriers can better serve their enterprise customers in the Middle East


Bringing Europe closer

A shorter, more reliable terrestrial route to Europe for Middle East and Asian carriers

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Additional redundancy

An alternative to the current route for carriers, providing much greater redundancy


Accessible content across continents

Middle East and Asian operators can more readily access European content

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