Cable and Wireless Limited in Middle East

FCO 8/2862 1977 Jan 01 - 1977 Dec 31

This file concerns the activities of Cable and Wireless Limited (C&W) in the Gulf region. It contains correspondence relating to:

  • Question of pay for C&W Directors
  • Opening of a satellite earth station in RasAal Khaimah, and reports on the opening ceremony at which King Khalid Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, the UAE Ambassador to the US Mohammad Al Midfa and the West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt spoke via video link
  • Project to install underwater and overland telecom cables linking Qatar, Bahrain, and the UAE
  • C&W’s position in the UAE, where it is a partner in Emirates Telecommunication Corporation (Emirtel)
  • Proposed joint venture to develop telecommunications in Bahrain with the Bahraini Government
  • Potential telecom projects in Saudi Arabia