Reliance Jio To Construct World’s Largest Submarine Cable System


Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio Infocomm has said that it will be constructing the largest international submarine cable system centered on India. The country will be at the center of the two new subsea cable systems to support the growing data consumption needs in India.

In conjunction with several key global partners and world-class submarine cable supplier SubCom, Jio is currently deploying two next-generation cables to support the extraordinary growth in data demand across the region, the company said in a statement.

What is Reliance Jio’s IAX, IEX System?

  • IAX stands for the India-Asia-Xpress system. It connects India eastbound to Singapore and beyond.
  • IEX stands for the India-Europe-Xpress system that connects India westbound to the Middle East and Europe.
  • To simplify, we say the IAX system connects India, the world’s fastest-growing economy, to Asia Pacific markets with express connectivity from Mumbai and Chennai to Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. Similarly, the IEX system extends India’s connectivity to Italy, landing in Savona, and additional landings in the Middle East and North Africa.
  • Apart from the seamless connection of the IAX and IEX sub-sea systems, the two systems are also connected to the Reliance Jio Global Fiber Network beyond the Asia Pacific and Europe, connecting to both the east and west coast of the USA.
  • IAX system is expected to be ready for service in mid-2023 while the IEX system will be ready for service in early 2024.
  • The systems will seamlessly interconnect as well as connect to the world’s top inter-exchange points and content hubs for extension of service globally.
  • Reliance Jio has affirmed that IAX and IEX will increase the ability for consumer and enterprise users to access content and cloud services in and out of India.
  • This high capacity and the high-speed system will provide more than 200 Tbps of capacity spanning over 16,000 kilometers.

Mathew Oommen, President, Reliance Jio said, “To meet the demands of Streaming Video, Remote Workforce, 5G, IoT, and beyond, Jio is taking a leadership role in the construction of the first of its kind, India-centric IAX, and IEX subsea systems. Implementing these critical initiatives in the shadow of a global pandemic is a challenge, but the ongoing pandemic has only accelerated the digital transformation and the necessity of high-performance global connectivity for the delivery of a richer experience to enterprises and consumers.”

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