India has emerged as a bright spot for telecom gear vendors like Ericsson, Nokia and Huawei at a time the global market is in a downturn with demand for 4G mobile broadband equipment peaking last year, with upgrades to next-generation 5G equipment still years away. “4G globally has reached a level of maturity, and the…
Reliance Jio, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries has partnered with Dialog Axiata, Etisalat, Omantel, Telecom Malaysia, and Vodafone to launch Bay of Bengal Gateway (BBG), a in 8,100 km cable system that provides direct connectivity to South East Asia and the Middle East, then onward to Europe, Africa and Far East Asia through interconnection with existing cable systems.
“We are excited about the launch of BBG as it offers not just direct connectivity in and out of India through Chennai and Mumbai but also acts as a state-of-the-art 100 Gbps extension of Jio’s 100 Gbps core network,” said Mathew Oommen, President Reliance Jio.
“This global connectivity brings key international content hubs closer to our customers, delivering a much richer experience as an important part of driving India’s broadband adoption, enabling consumers to shift away from the current high-cost low value propositions,” Oommen said. Read more