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Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio make big moves in undersea cable system

"Through SEA-ME-WE-6, Airtel will add a significant amount of 100 TBps capacity to its global network," the statement said

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Bharti Airtel on Monday announced it has joined SEA-ME-WE-6 undersea cable consortium, participating as a major investor, while Reliance Jio said it will land its India-Asia-Xpress (IAX) undersea cable system in Hulhumale, Maldives.

In a day of twin developments, the two large operators came out with separate announcements related to undersea cable projects.

Airtel said it is participating as a "major investor" in the SEA-ME-WE-6 and is anchoring 20 per cent of the overall investment in the cable system, which will go live in 2025.

Bharti said it has joined the 'SEA-ME-WE-6' consortium to scale up its high-speed global network capacity to serve

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First Published: Feb 22 2022 | 1:48 AM IST

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