Reliance Communications unit plans new subsea cable between Mumbai-Singapore

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Global Cloud Xchange, a subsidiary of Reliance Communications, yesterday announced its plan to lay about 5,000 kilometres of undersea cable between Mumbai and Singapore that will cater to increasing h

Global Cloud Xchange, a subsidiary of Reliance Communications, yesterday announced its plan to lay about 5,000 kilometres of undersea cable between Mumbai and Singapore that will cater to increasing high speed Internet requirements in India.

“With Singapore as a regional hub and gateway for multinational companies doing business across India and emerging markets,the ICU (India Cloud Xchange) cable will complement GCX global network infrastructure for direct connectivity to major centers in Asia, Middle East, North America and Europe,” Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) Chief Executive Officer Bill Barney said in a statement. The company said new ICX cable infrastructure is also being laid to deliver a direct Mumbai-Singapore connection and bypass current outage prone terrestrial routes between Mumbai and Chennai.

The ICX cable will be a four fiber pair system. This new segment will deliver termination into the Middle East, Europe and to the US East Coast thro....

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