Europe India Gateway

Client Brief

The EIG cable system is a 15,000km international fiber optic submarine cable system that links the United Kingdom with Gibraltar, Portugal, Monaco, France, Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Oman, United Arab Emirates and India. As one of the primary data connections between India and Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the EIG transports significant quantities of data between consumers and businesses.

Due to the consistent and high capacity usage of the EIG Network EIG and Ciena networks collaborated to carry out a full network upgrade, Linbrooke were selected to upgrade each site without affecting the ongoing services.

The cable has been upgraded with Ciena’s GeoMesh solution, powered by WaveLogic Ai coherent optics, which offers EIG new levels of flexibility, the lowest cost per transported bit, and the ability to meet unpredictable traffic demands. The upgrade adds 24.3 Tb/s of information carrying capacity to the EIG cable, with a spectral efficiency increase of 52 percent, in comparison to previous technology.

Project Overview

Utilising highly skilled and dedicated in-house resource, Linbrooke provided all project installation, testing, commissioning and handback works as well as effective project management, documentation, training, procurement, logistics and equipment distribution working around the clock in 14 sites in 11 countries on 3 continents & 5 time zones:

• 1st Site survey (Abu Talat, Egypt) 15th July 2018
• 14 sites in 11 countries on 3 continents & 5 time zones
• 1st Installation (London UK) 19th November 2018
• 1st In Station Test Start (London UK) 4th December 2018
• 1st Segment Commissioning Start (Bude - Sesimbra) 21st January 2019
• NetCom 7 Day Confidence Trial Completed 14th June 2019


Global Connectivity 3.84Tb/s

A major upgrade to the cable to boost capacity for international business traffic. New solution will ease data traffic congestion and support growing bandwidth requirements.

This worldwide project produced logistic and resource issues which were overcome by Linbrooke’s project team, we were also responsible for interfacing and collaborating with local service providers to keep them informed during the project.


12 Months
Full Network Upgrade 

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