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SEA-ME-WE-4 ready to go live

Submitted by Karthik on 3 December, 2005 - 14:12

The SEA-ME-WE-4 submarine cable network has been completed and is ready to be commissioned. However, Indian 'security agencies' apparently need to provide the go-ahead before this can happen. Upon commissioning, India's external bandwidth (via submarine networks) will jump up to about 540 Gbps. The SMW-4 cable will eventually be upgraded to provide a capacity of 1.2 Tbps.

The cable runs through 14 countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Italy and France.

Link: Business Standard.
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