Reliance Communications to become the world’s largest IP network with submarine cable systems
Fujitsu today announced that it has received a turnkey contract from FLAG Telecom, a subsidiary of India’s largest telecommunications service provider, Reliance Communications, for the construction of system segments across the Mediterranean (between France and Egypt) and Asia (between India and Hong Kong), which are part of the FLAG Next-Generation Network (NGN) submarine cable system linking countries around the world.These two system segments will cover a distance of about 10,000 kilometers. Moreover, FLAG has also awarded Fujitsu a letter of intent for two additional system segments in the Pacific (between Japan and US West Coast) and East Africa (between India and Kenya) regions.
The fiber optic submarine cable systems are the backbone of the global next-generation network FLAG is constructing, which is designed to meet rising worldwide demand for bandwidth as a result of the increasing transmission volume of video and other multimedia services. When all system segments are completed, FLAG’s global network will span 115,000 kilometers, nearly double its current length, and will become the world’s largest IP network with submarine cable systems.