New Delhi: Bharti Airtel on Monday mentioned it has joined the ‘SEA-ME-WE-6’ undersea cable consortium in a bid to scale up its high-speed world community capability to serve India’s fast-growing digital financial system.
Airtel mentioned it’s taking part as a ‘main investor’ within the SEA-ME-WE-6 and is anchoring 20 per cent of the general funding within the cable system, which can go stay in 2025.
The 12 different consortium members of SEA-ME-WE-6 embody Bangladesh Submarine Cable Firm, Dhiraagu (Maldives), Djibouti Telecom, Mobily (Saudi Arabia), Orange (France), Singtel (Singapore), Sri Lanka Telecom, Telecom Egypt, Telekom Malaysia, and Telin (Indonesia).
The 19,200 Rkm (route kilometres) SEA-ME-WE-6 will join Singapore and France, and will likely be among the many largest undersea cable system globally.
In a press release, Airtel mentioned it has joined SEA-ME-WE-6 undersea cable consortium to scale up the high-speed community for India’s rising digital financial system. “By SEA-ME-WE-6, Airtel will add a major quantity of 100 TBps capability to its world community,” the assertion mentioned.
Airtel has acquired one Fiber Pair on the primary SEA-ME-WE-6 system and can co-build 4 Fiber Pairs between Singapore Chennai Mumbai as a part of the cable system. Airtel will land the SEA-ME-WE-6 cable system in India at new touchdown stations in Mumbai and Chennai.
In response to the assertion, SEA-ME-WE-6 will likely be built-in with Nxtra by Airtel’s massive information centres in Mumbai and Chennai to allow world hyperscalers and companies to entry built-in options and strengthen India’s place as an rising information centre hub within the area.
Airtel Enterprise Director and CEO Ajay Chitkara mentioned: “Undersea cable methods together with information centres are very important infrastructure for supporting 5G and the digital financial system… Our funding in SEA-ME-WE-6 is one other step in our journey to future-proof our community and construct massive built-in capacities to allow India’s digital ecosystem.”
Airtel mentioned it already operates the most important undersea cable community out of India along with the largest community of knowledge centres.
Airtel world community spans over 365,000 Rkms and reaches 50 international locations throughout 5 continents. Nxtra by Airtel, the information centre unit of Airtel, operates the most important community of knowledge centres in India with 11 massive and 120 edge information centres.