Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. (Jio) is constructing the largest international submarine cable system centered on India. Jio, in conjunction with global partners and submarine cable supplier SubCom, is currently deploying two cable systems, viz. IAX and IEX.
The IAX system connects India from Mumbai and Chennai to Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. The IEX system extends India’s connectivity to Italy, landing in Savona, and additional landings in the Middle East and North Africa. The two systems are also connected to the Reliance Jio Global Fiber Network, connecting to both the east and west coast of the USA.
IAX and IEX is expected to enhance the access to content and cloud services in and out of India. These systems would provide more than 200Tbps of capacity spanning over 16,000 kilometers. IAX is expected to be ready for service mid-2023, IEX in early 2024.