The Regional Cable Network (RCN)

The RCN (Regional Cable Network) consortium was formed early 2010 to establish a high capacity fiber network to reach Europe starting from UAE utilizing the parties existing fiber and DWDM technology.

The RCN cable starts from Fujairah to Europe passing through UAE, KSA, Jordan, Syria, Turkey and then extended to Europe with an option of submarine segment from Tartous (Syria) till Europe.

Effective Jan first 2015, RCN was partially put into service between Fujairah and Amman providing capacities from STM-4 and above.


  • Ring protected terrestrial cable system
  • Provides a diverse and a shorter route to Europe
  • The system is run by four leading operators in the region: Etisalat (UAE), Mobily (Saudi Arabia),Orange Jordan/ consortium of Mada /Zain (Jordan), Syrian Telecom Establishment (Syria) and Super Online (Turkey)
  • The system provides access to multiple submarine cables and border points through it members
  • Extended to major IP PoPs in Europe all provided using a single point of contact enabling
  • The customers to enjoy a true One Stop Shopping (OSS) experience