Reliance Jio Infocomm is deploying an international submarine cable system centered on India. Jio, in partnership with several global partners and submarine cable supplier SubCom, is currently deploying two cables to support growth in data demand across the region. The India-Asia-Xpress (IAX) system connects India eastbound to Singapore and beyond, while the India-Europe-Xpress (IEX) system connects India westbound to the Middle East and Europe.
These systems will interconnect as well as connect to global interexchange points and content hubs. IAX and IEX are expected to enhance the ability for consumer and enterprise users to access content and cloud services in and out of India.
These systems are expected to provide more than 200 Tbps of capacity, spanning 16,000 kilometers. The IAX system connects India to Asia Pacific markets with connectivity from Mumbai and Chennai to Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. The IEX system is designed to extend India’s connectivity to Italy, landing in Savona and additional landings in the Middle East and North Africa. Apart from the connection of the IAX and IEX sub-sea systems, the two systems are also connected to the Reliance Jio Global Fibre Network beyond Asia Pacific and Europe, connecting to both the east and west coast of the US.
IAX is expected to be ready for service mid 2023, while IEX will be ready for service in early 2024.Click below to share this article