Bharti Airtel joins SEA-ME-WE-6 undersea cable consortium as major investor; anchoring 20% investment
- Telecom operator Bharti Airtel Ltd has announced that it has joined the SEA-ME-WE-6 undersea cable consortium, in a bid to scale up its high speed global network capacity and serve India’s fast growing digital economy.
What is SEA-ME-WE 6?
- It stands for South East Asia–Middle East–Western Europe 6.
- SEA-ME-WE 6 is a proposed optical fibre submarine communications cable system to carry telecommunications between Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Western Europe.
- SEA-ME-WE-6 is a 19,200 km network, which will run from Singapore to France.
- It will have a bandwidth of 120 Tbps
- The system is scheduled to go LIVE in 2025.
- Once operational, it will be amongst the largest undersea cable systems globally.
- Airtel will be the major investor in the SEA-ME-WE-6. It shall be anchoring 20 percent of the overall investment in the cable system.
- Through SEA-ME-WE-6, Airtel will be able to add 100 TBps capacity to its global network.
- The telco will land the SEA-ME-WE-6 cable system in India at new landing stations in Mumbai and Chennai.
- Apart from Airtel, there are 12 other global members in the consortium.
Points to Remember:
- Which Indian telecom company has joined SEA-ME-WE-6 undersea cable consortium?
- Overall length of SEA-ME-WE-6?
- What percent of investment will anchored by Airtel in the consortium?
- SEA-ME-WE-6 cable system in India will be located at which place? Mumbai and Chennai
- SEA-ME-WE-6 will be operational from which year?
- SEA-ME-WE-6 will run between which countries?
Source: Business Standard