Reliance Jio has announced that it will construct the largest international submarine cable system centred in India
world’s largest international underwater cable system
trustworthiness Jio has announced the construction of the world’s largest international underwater cable system, which will be centred in India. Jio is presently installing two next-generation cables in collaboration with numerous important global partners and world-class submarine cable provider SubCom to accommodate the region’s exceptional rise in data demand. The India-Asia-Xpress (IAX) system will connect India to Singapore and beyond on the east coast, while the India-Europe-Xpress (IEX) system would connect India to the Middle East and Europe on the west coast. These high-capacity, high-speed networks will stretch 16,000 kilometres and deliver more than 200 Tbps of capacity.
With quick connection from Mumbai and Chennai to Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore, the IAX system connects India, the world’s fastest-growing economy, to Asia Pacific markets.
The IEX system connects India to Italy, including a stop in Savona, as well as additional stops throughout the Middle East and North Africa.
Reliance Jio global fibre network
Aside from the seamless integration of the IAX and IEX sub-sea systems, the two systems are also linked to the Reliance Jio global fibre network, which connects to both the east and west coasts of the United States. According to the corporation, IAX will be ready for operation in mid-2023, while IEX will be available in early 2024.
“IAX and IEX will improve consumer and corporate customers’ ability to access content and cloud services both inside and outside of India,” Jio stated. “These systems position India in the centre of the world network map for the first time in the history of fibre optic submarine telecommunications, recognising India’s enhanced significance, dizzying growth, and quantum leap in data usage since the debut of Jio services in 2016.”
The business says that using open system technology and the most up-to-date wavelength switching RoADM and branching devices provides quick update deployment and the maximum flexibility to add or drop waves across numerous sites.
India’s rapid adoption of digital services
“Jio is in the vanguard of India’s rapid adoption of digital services and data consumption. Jio is leading the building of first-of-its-kind, India-centric IAX and IEX sub-sea networks to fulfil the demands of streaming video, remote workforce, 5G, IoT, and beyond,” said Mathew Oommen, President of Reliance Jio. “Implementing these vital projects in the midst of a worldwide pandemic is difficult, but the current epidemic has only hastened the digital revolution and the need for high-performance global connections to provide organisations and consumers with a richer experience.”
In August of last year, India’s first-ever underwater optical cable fibre project, Chennai-Andaman and Nicobar Islands (CANI), was inaugurated to give contemporary telecom access to the inhabitants of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.