telecom hosted a reception at the Information Age Exhibition in the Science Museum in London on Thursday 8 January 2015.
Following the Company’s investment in the Europe India Gateway (EIG) submarine cable project and the commencement of the Company’s extended European network (currently benefitting from points of presence in London, Madrid and Marseille), the main aim of the event was the promotion of Gibtelecom as a small but upcoming player in the international telecommunications market.
Gibtelecom is believed to be the first to host such an event in the recently established exhibition in the museum, with the reception well attended by guests, ranging from international partners, to suppliers and media interests. Some 200 guests representing over 70 companies and well known international organisations attended.
An appropriate backdrop to the event, the Information Age Exhibition was opened at the end of October 2014 by Her Majesty the Queen, and celebrates 200 years of electronic communications. The exhibition follows the development of telecommunications throughout the years, with particular focus on historic milestones with the introduction of the cable, the telephone exchange, broadcast (radio and TV), the constellation (satellites), the cell (mobile) and the web (internet).
Speaking at the event, Gibtelecom’s CEO, Tim Bristow, highlighted the opportunities afforded to the company by its enhanced international network “The [EIG] cable system not only provides Gibtelecom with significantly enhanced route diversity and resilience to complement its terrestrial and other sea routes, but has placed the company in a position to seek business opportunities outside Gibraltar through capacity and bandwidth sales.” The Chief Minister and Gibtelecom Chairman, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC, also addressed guests at the event, recognising the Gibtelecom success story and reflecting on the speed of technological innovation.
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