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Etisalat, Airtel launch fibre optic cable to Europe - nairrk - 12-29-2010


Dubai, Dec 29 (PTI) UAE-based telecom major, Etisalat, today said it has launched a high capacity fibre optic submarine cable that stretches from India to Europe, in collaboration with eight other global telecom players, including Bharti Airtel and Tata Communications.

The 13,000-km three pair fiber optic cable named IMEWE (India-Middle East-Western Europe), has a design capacity of 3.84 terabits per second, connecting India to Italy and France via Middle East, with landings enroute in? Pakistan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and? Lebanon, Etisalat said in a statement.

The IMEWE consortium comprises of nine major telecom companies -- Bharti Airtel (India), Etisalat (UAE), France Telecom-Orange (France), OGERO (Lebanon), Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (Pakistan), Saudi Telecom Company STC,(Saudi Arabia), Telecom Egypt (Egypt), Telecom Italia Sparkle (Italy), and Tata Communications? (India), it added.

http://www.ptinews.com/news/1227276_Etisalat--Airtel-launch-fibre-optic-cable-to-Europe-