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Reliance Jio’s subsea cable system to connect Maldives to India, Singapore

Reliance Jio’s subsea cable system to connect Maldives to India, Singapore
Photo Credit: VCCircle
21 Feb, 2022
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Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio) said it will land the next generation multi-terabit India-Asia-Xpress (IAX) undersea cable system in Hulhumale, Maldives. 

The high capacity and high-speed IAX system will connect Hulhumale directly with world’s major internet hubs in India and Singapore, Jio said in a statement. Jio’s IAX project is to land in the Maldives in collaboration with Ocean Connect Maldives. 

The IAX system originates in Mumbai in the west and connects directly to Singapore, with branches including additional landings in India, Malaysia and Thailand. 

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The India Europe-Xpress (IEX) system connects Mumbai to Milan, landing in Savona, Italy, and includes additional landings in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Mediterranean. IAX is expected to be ready for service end-2023, while IEX will be ready for service in mid-2024.

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According to the statement, these high capacity and high-speed systems will provide more than 200Tb/s of capacity at speeds of 100Gb/s, over 16,000 kilometers. Employing open system technology and the latest wavelength switched RoADM/branching units ensures rapid upgrade deployment and the ultimate flexibility to add/drop waves across multiple locations. 

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Mathew Oommen, President, Reliance Jio, said that Jio will be providing the government of Maldives with “high-quality, terabit capacity supporting Web 3.0-capable internet services.”