Reliance Jio is building the largest international submarine cable system around India. The company said this in an official statement. India will be the hub of two new sub-sea cable systems, which will support the growing data consumption in the country. Jio is tying up with the main global partners and submarine cable supplier SubCom to install these two next generation cables. The India-Asia-Express (IAX) system will connect India to Singapore and beyond, while the India Europe Express (IEX) system will connect India to the Middle East and Europe. The IAX is expected to be ready for service by mid-2023, while the IEX will be ready for service by early 2024.
According to Jio, the system will interconnect without interruption and also connect with the world’s top inter-exchange points and content hubs to expand service globally.
Will be in a distance of about 16 thousand kilometers
Both IAX and IEX will increase the capacity of consumer and enterprise users to access cloud services and content in and outside India. These high capacity and high speed systems will provide a capacity of more than 200Tbps, which will be in a distance of about 16 thousand kilometers. Mathew Oommen, president of Reliance Jio, said that Jio is a pioneer in India’s spectacular growth in digital services and data consumption. He said that streaming video, remote workforce, 5G, IoT and beyond, Jio is playing a big role in building the first India-centric IAX and IEX subsea system of its kind.
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He further said that these important initiatives are a challenge during the global pandemic, but the current pandemic has accelerated digital transformation and high performance global connectivity.