Reliance, In order to improve internet connectivity, Jio Infocomm Limited (Jio), has been working on submarine cables for quite some time. The cable has now been extended to the Maldives by the company. Maldives’ Hulhumale will be connected to the new multi-terabit IAX cable system, according to the company. Hulhumale will be linked directly to India and Singapore via the high-capacity, high-speed IX system.
“This is the first step towards improving our connectivity infrastructure and providing secure, affordable and high-quality services,” Minister of Economic Development Uz Fayyaz Ismail said at the launch of Maldives’ first international cable. Our people will have a plethora of options thanks to this. As a South Asian nation, our goal is to diversify our economy and become a regional communications hub.”
“Today’s global economy is driven by improved broadband that connects people, businesses, content, and services,” said Reliance Jio Chairman Matthew Oommen about his company’s collaboration with the Maldivian government and Jio. “IAX will support the high demand for data arising from several new initiatives launched by the Maldivian government, as well as connecting the Maldives to global content hubs.
The IAX system will connect Mumbai in the west with Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand directly. All of these destinations will be served by the new India-Europe-Express (IEX) system that connects Mumbai with Italy’s capital city of Milan. The IAX and IEX are expected to be operational in late 2023 and mid-2024, respectively.
As a result, these systems are capable of providing over 16,000 kilometers of capacity and over 200Tb/s of data at speeds of 100Gb/s. As a result of IEX and IAX, the telecom infrastructure will be very strong, and this will be the most significant change in the telecom sector of the decade.