Tuesday, August 5, 2008

UK-India undersea cable system

Sixteen global telecommunications industry players have signed a construction and maintenance agreement (C&MA) to build the first direct, high-bandwidth optical-fibre submarine cable system from the United Kingdom to India. The Europe India Gateway (EIG) cable system, which will cost more than $700m, will enhance capacity and diversity between the countries of these regions.

Sixteen telecommunications companies are investing in the project: AT&T, Bharti Airtel, BT, Cable &Wireless, Djibouti Telecom, DU, Gibtelecom, IAM, Libyan Post, Telecom and Information Technology Company, MTN Group, Omantel, PT Comunicacoes, Saudi Telecom Company, Telecom Egypt, Telkom SA and Verizon Business.

Resourse :- www.digitalmediaasia.com

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