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Hubei University (China)
Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas (Colombia)
Institut Mines-Télécom (France)
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Saudi Arabia)
Kyung Hee University (Korea (Rep. of))
University College of Bahrain (Bahrain)
State University of Telecommunication (Ukraine)
N-SOFT Technology SA (Mali)
Romanian Maritime Training Centre - CERONAV (Romania)
Kuwait Telecommunication Company (VIVA) (Kuwait)
Centre de Recherche en Numérique de Sfax (Tunisia)
Fondazione Ugo Bordoni (Italy)
Colegio de Ingenieros Mecánicos y Electricistas, A.C. (Mexico)
Gallaudet University (United States)
Axon Partners Group Consulting (Spain)
Higher Colleges of Technology (United Arab Emirates)
ADD International (Bangladesh)
Lodz University of Technology (Poland)
China International Telecommunication Construction Corporati (China)
World University of Bangladesh (Bangladesh)
Aarhus University - Department of Engineering (Denmark)
Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (Dominican Rep.)
Instituto Especializado de Estudios Superiores Loyola (Dominican Rep.)
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (Korea (Rep. of))
University of Groningen (Netherlands)
Bournemouth University (United Kingdom)
The University of Zambia School of Natural Sciences (Zambia)
Bharat Broadband Network Limited (India)
The Walt Disney Company (United States)
Mastercard Worldwide (United States)
Panasonic Corporation (Japan)
Sultan Qaboos University (Oman)
Iran University of Science & Technology (Iran (Islamic Republic of))
Agence Ivoirienne de Gestion des Fréquences (AIGF) (Côte d
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (United States)
Millicom (United Kingdom)
Cryptosoft Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Chongqing University (China)
Birkbeck College University of London (United Kingdom)
Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación (Spain)
Bangkok University (Thailand)
Facebook (United States)
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and (Croatia)
OneWeb (United Kingdom)
Chulalongkorn University, Faculty of Engineering (Thailand)



Gulf Bridge International

Gulf Bridge International (GBI) is the Middle East’s first privately owned submarine cable system linking Gulf countries on a self healing ring to each other and onwards to the rest of the world. It is deploying state of the art submarine technology which will provide the region with greatly enhanced connectivity. GBI was established in December 2008 to address a market opportunity. The opportunity was to deploy and manage a subsea cable system that connects the Gulf countries together and provides onward connectivity to the rest of the world. GBI is the first operator in the region to offer true 100G connectivity on parts of its undersea cable network.

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CEO,Co-founder and Director.    
Mr Ahmed Mekky

Ahmed Mekky is the Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Bridge International.

Additionally he is co-founder and Director of Gulf Bridge International. As CEO, Ahmed has led to build the first ever privately owned and independently operated submarine cable in the Gulf region, with onward connectivity to Europe, Africa and Asia. Ahmed has over 18 years’ experience in the telecom sector across the MENA region. He has a well-established network of senior business relationships with the major communications companies in the region, and prior to founding Gulf Bridge International, worked with numerous companies across the region on projects encompassing both telecoms infrastructure and satellite communications.