The new generation of data and integrated content providers (ICP) are managing growth rates of data demand exceeding 45%, by establishing large data centers in major world markets. Those markets are connected with bespoke submarine cable networks. One of the last links being demanded, is connecting the high growth markets of Europe and India with onward connections to the West and to the East. Current cables connecting Asia with Europe are routed through the Red Sea and across the Suez or Egypt, then onto European points. This route is congested, relatively slow and vulnerable to interruption in the area near the Alexandria landing, the terrestrial route and the Red Sea.
A preferred solution would utilize a Middle East route that can also form data transport hubs in between. As a result, a faster and safer connection between India and Europe is achieved. The Trans Europe Asia System (TEAS) is designed to deliver this preferred solution.