Airtel joins SEA-ME-WE-6 consortium

07 April 2022

Indian giant Bharti Airtel has joined the SEA-ME-WE-6 undersea cable consortium, participating as a major investor.

The company said it is participating as a “major investor” in the SEA-ME-WE-6 and is anchoring 20% of the overall investment in the cable system, which will go live in 2025.

It added that it had joined the ‘SEA-ME-WE-6’ consortium to scale up its high-speed global network capacity to serve India’s fast-growing digital economy.

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Reliance Jio to land cable in Maldives

06 April 2022

India’s largest mobile operator Reliance Jio said it would land multi-terabit India-Asia-Xpress (IAX) undersea cable system in Hulhumalé, Maldives.

The high capacity and high-speed IAX system will connect the reclaimed island directly with world’s major Internet hubs in India and Singapore.

 

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Telecom Egypt extends its network reach through SEA-ME-WE 6 cable and provides it a unique crossing route over its distinctive infrastructure

22 February 2022

Cairo, 22 February 2022: Telecom Egypt, Egypt’s first integrated telecom operator and one of the largest subsea cables operators in the region, announced that it is extending its reach through the Southeast Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 6 (SEA-ME-WE 6) subsea cable, as part of the cable’s consortium. The new cable will cross Egypt over the company’s distinctive infrastructure through trans-Egypt’s new geo diversified crossings and landing points from the other cables in the SEA-ME-WE family.

With the rising demand for connectivity coupled with the dynamic digital transformations that are triggering higher levels of data transfers from Asia to Europe, SEA-ME-WE 6 provides an additional layer of diversity and resilience for the high traffic density route between Asia and Europe, strengthening the overall network of each consortium partner. The added flexibility means service providers in the consortium can rapidly scale capacity, protect traffic from faults, and lower total cost of network ownership. The system is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2025.

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Indonesia explores low Earth orbit satellite

20 December 2021

Indonesia is exploring the latest telecommunication technology, the low earth orbit (LEO) satellite, in a bid to spur digital transformation.

The country’s coordinating minister for economic affairs Airlangga Hartaro underlined the digital transformation requires adequate telecommunication infrastructure, such as satellites and fibre optics.

“There is new technology named the low Earth technology named the low earth orbit satellite for an archipelagic country like Indonesia,” he added. “This is being explored and is needed globally because this infrastructure is easier to launch given the available providers.”

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