NEW DELHI, INDIA: Bharti airtel announced the launch of Europe India Gateway (EIG) cable system that will enhance diversity and capacity between Europe and India.
The 15,000 Km cable has received investment of around $700 million and has a capacity of 3.84 terabits per second. EIG stretches from Mumbai in India to London UK, with landings enroute in UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Egypt, Libya, Monaco & Marseilles, Gibraltar, Portugal and the UK. Apart from the segment of EIG in Egypt, the remaining cable is now available for commercial use.
With the launch of EIG, Bharti airtel added 3rd state-of-the-art cable to its existing infrastructure on India-Middle East- Europe route. The seamless connection and combination between landing stations of IMEWE, EIG and SMW4 will allow Bharti airtel to offer enhanced redundancy and network resilience to the customers in India, Middle East and Asia Pacific region. The company has been elected by the consortium to provide services relating to Network Administration and Network Operations Control functions for EIG.
The deployment of EIG will also boost the connectivity requirements of the African continent by complementing the largest existing submarine cable in Africa, the EASSy cable in which airtel has investments. airtel will have the capability to connect its capacities in EIG and EASSy seamlessly – this will offer customers enhanced international connectivity and network diversity.