Undersea cable voyage

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  • February 22, 2022
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Undersea cable voyage

Part of: Prelims and GS-III Technology 

Context: Bharti Airtel has announced it had joined the SEA-ME-WE-6 undersea cable consortium to scale up the high-speed network for India’s emerging digital economy, as a major investor.

Key takeaways 

  • The 19,200 Rkm (route kilometres) SEA-ME-WE-6 will connect Singapore and France.
  • It will be among the largest undersea cable system globally. 
  • The 12 other consortium members of SEA-ME-WE-6 include Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company, Dhiraagu (Maldives), Djibouti Telecom, Mobily (Saudi Arabia), Orange (France), Singtel (Singapore), Sri Lanka Telecom, Telecom Egypt, Telekom Malaysia, and Telin (Indonesia). 
  • Bharti will co-build four fiber pairs between Singapore – Chennai – Mumbai.


  • Reliance Jio said it would land its India-Asia-Xpress (IAX) undersea cable system in Maldives.
  • The high-capacity and high-speed IAX system will connect Hulhumale directly with World’s major internet hubs in India and Singapore.
  • IAX system is expected to be ready for service by the end of 2023.
  • The service provider claims that these high capacity and high-speed systems will provide more than 200Tb/s of capacity at speeds of 100Gb/s, over 16,000 kilometers 

News Source: TH

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