LEV cable is a marine optical cable system linking Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Israel.  What does "LEV" stand for?

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LEV is the name of an undersea telecommunications cable network consisting of over 2600 kilometers of fiber optic cable that spans the Mediterranean and provides high speed connectivity between Italy, Israel and Cypress. This network was built by a conglomerate of three companies Alcatel, Pirelli Cables and Systems SpA and...

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LEV is the name of an undersea telecommunications cable network consisting of over 2600 kilometers of fiber optic cable that spans the Mediterranean and provides high speed connectivity between Italy, Israel and Cypress. This network was built by a conglomerate of three companies Alcatel, Pirelli Cables and Systems SpA and Tyco Submarine Systems Limited in 1998.

The project is called LEV in memory of Gideon Lev, a former director general of the Israeli Ministry of Communications and the one who started the project.

LEV has a capacity of 20 GB per second and is made is a way that can easily be upgraded to add additional capacity. The cables provide connectivity to other important undersea communication cables that makes it one which links the Mediterranean to the rest of the World.

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