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Jio’s new IAX undersea cable system to connect Maldives to India, Singapore

Jio’s new IAX undersea cable system to connect Maldives to India, Singapore

Jio’s new IAX undersea cable system to connect Maldives to India, Singapore
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By CNBCTV18.COMFeb 21, 2022 1:24:57 PM IST (Published)

Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. (Jio) 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 the world’s major internet hubs in India and Singapore. 

Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. (Jio) 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 the world’s major internet hubs in India and Singapore.

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Uz Fayyaz Ismail, Minister of Economic Development, Maldives said, “This is the first stride towards enhancing our connectivity infrastructure and opening vast opportunities for our people through providing secure, affordable and high-quality services. We also aim to diversify our economy and establish ourselves as a key communications hub in South Asia."
"Aside from economic development, this will accelerate social development through high-speed internet access throughout the Maldives allowing us to attain the equitable development we seek,” Ismail added.
“Today’s global economy is driven by low-latency broadband, connecting people, businesses, content, and services. IAX will not only connect the Maldives to the world’s content hubs, but it will also support the explosive growth in data demand expected from the new initiatives being launched by the government of Maldives,” said Mathew Oommen, President, Reliance  Jio.
The IAX system originates in Mumbai in the west and connects directly to Singapore, with branches including additional landings in India, Malaysia, and Thailand. 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.
IEX Explained
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.
IEX and IAX together will be one of the most important developments in telecommunications infrastructure in this decade,  linking India, Europe to Southeast Asia, and now the Maldives.
 
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