“These high-performance and high-speed systems offer a capacity of more than 200 Tbit / s over a length of over 16,000 kilometers. The use of open system technology and the latest wavelength-switched RoADM / branch units ensures fast upgrade deployment and the ultimate flexibility in adding / deleting waves in multiple locations, “the company said.
The India-Asia-Xpress (IAX) system connects India in an easterly direction with Singapore and beyond, while the India-Europe-Xpress (IEX) system connects India in a westerly direction with the Middle East and Europe. The systems are seamlessly connected to each other and connected to the world’s leading exchange points and content hubs in order to expand the service worldwide. IAX and IEX will improve the ability for consumer and business users to access content and cloud services in and outside India.
“For the first time in the history of fiber optic submarine telecommunications, these systems put India at the center of the international network map, recognizing the increasing importance of India, the amazing growth and quantum shift in data usage since the Jio services launched in 2016 on, “Reliance Jio said in a statement.
The IAX system connects India with the markets in the Asia-Pacific region with express connectivity from Mumbai and Chennai to Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. The IEX system expands India’s connectivity to Italy, landing in Savona, and additional landings in the Middle East and North Africa. In addition to seamlessly connecting the IAX and IEX subsea systems, the two systems are also connected beyond the Asia-Pacific region and Europe to Reliance Jio’s global fiber optic network, which connects to both the east and west coasts of the United States. IAX is expected to be operational by mid-2023 while IEX is expected to be operational in early 2024.