IMEWE high-capacity fibre-optic submarine cable launched

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    (Pakistan Press International Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) IMEWE (India-Middle East-Western Europe), a consortium of nine partners comprising top global telecom operators, announced launch of a high-capacity, fibre-optic submarine cable that stretches from India to Europe.

    The Imewe consortium comprises Bharti Airtel (India), Etisalat (UAE), France Telecom-Orange (France), Ogero (Lebanon), Pakistan Telecommunication, Saudi Telecom Company, Telecom Egypt, Telecom Italia Sparkle and Tata Communications (India).

    The 13000 km long three pair Imewe cable has a design capacity of 3.84 terabits per second, and is also most advanced cable connecting India in South Asia to Italy & France in Western Europe via Middle East with landings enroute in Pakistan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt & Lebanon.

    It is third major submarine cable operational between India and Europe after SMW3 and SMW4 and expected to play major role in meeting ever growing bandwidth requirement of Ind0-Pak sub continent and Middle East to Europe and beyond.

    Ali Amiri, executive vice president of Etisalat's Carrier & Wholesale Services, said extra capacity, reliability provided by the cable will not only delight customers across the region and bring benefit to UAE, but also respond to substantial growth in capacity requirements due to surge in broadband demand witnessed by the region." (c) 2010 Pakistan Press International (PPI). All rights reserved. Provided by an company

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