Airtel joins SEA-ME-WE-6 cable consortium; anchoring 20% investment

Gordon B. Johnson

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Bharti Airtel on Monday reported it has joined the ‘SEA-ME-WE-6’ undersea cable consortium in a bid to scale up its superior-pace world-wide network capacity to provide India’s fast-rising electronic economy.

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Airtel claimed it is collaborating as a “major trader” in the SEA-ME-WE-6 and is anchoring 20 for each cent of the overall investment decision in the cable program, which will go dwell in 2025.&#13
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The 12 other consortium associates of SEA-ME-WE-6 include things like Bangladesh Submarine Cable Business, Dhiraagu (Maldives), Djibouti Telecom, Mobily (Saudi Arabia), Orange (France), Singtel (Singapore), Sri Lanka Telecom, Telecom Egypt, Telekom Malaysia, and Telin (Indonesia).

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The 19,200 Rkm (route kilometres) SEA-ME-WE-6 will connect Singapore and France, and will be amongst the premier undersea cable system globally.

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In a statement, Airtel said it has joined SEA-ME-WE-6 undersea cable consortium to scale up the large-pace community for India’s emerging digital economy.

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“As a result of SEA-ME-WE-6, Airtel will include a substantial total of 100 TBps capacity to its world wide community,” the assertion reported.

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Airtel has acquired just one Fiber Pair on the key SEA-ME-WE-6 procedure and will co-create 4 Fiber Pairs amongst Singapore Chennai Mumbai as aspect of the cable technique. Airtel will land the SEA-ME-WE-6 cable procedure in India at new landing stations in Mumbai and Chennai.

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According to the assertion, SEA-ME-WE-6 will be integrated with Nxtra by Airtel’s massive facts centres in Mumbai and Chennai to permit worldwide hyperscalers and businesses to accessibility built-in options and reinforce India’s posture as an rising info centre hub in the region.

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Airtel Business enterprise Director and CEO Ajay Chitkara reported: “Undersea cable systems along with information centres are vital infrastructure for supporting 5G and the electronic economic climate… Our expenditure in SEA-ME-WE-6 is an additional step in our journey to potential-evidence our network and make large built-in capacities to help India’s digital ecosystem.”

Airtel explained it already operates the most significant undersea cable community out of India in addition to the biggest network of data centres.

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Airtel world-wide community spans about 365,000 Rkms and reaches 50 international locations across 5 continents. Nxtra by Airtel, the knowledge centre device of Airtel, operates the biggest network of data centres in India with 11 big and 120 edge data centres.

(Only the headline and photograph of this report may have been reworked by the Company Common personnel the rest of the content material is automobile-produced from a syndicated feed.)

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