The country’s largest mobile services operator Bharti Airtel on Tuesday launched a Far-East Connect Cable Network to offer seamless connectivity to telcos across Asia Pacific.
This would enable Bharti to extend its reach to Australia, Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, the US and Vietnam.
“The launch of the Far-East Connect network is another step towards our vision of making Bharti Airtel the communication services partner of choice for global telcos,” Bharti Airtel CEO and Joint MD Manoj Kohli said on Tuesday.
“Our investments of over U.S. $500 million over the last two years are designed to create a global network. Asia and the Pacific represent one of the fastest growing markets for ICT companies, and as industry leaders in India, Bharti Airtel is uniquely positioned to take advantage of this growing market opportunity,” he added.
The Far-East Connect comprises of Airtel’s network assets on multiple cables routes such as i2i, SMW4, APCN2, JUCN, AAG and also a proposed investment in another high speed network between Singapore and Japan.
Through this network Airtel will be able to deliver seamless connectivity on the Asia-America Gateway (AAG).
Airtel is one of the leading consortium partners for this new 20,000 Rkms cable system that is ready for commercial traffic now.