wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

RIL Joins Consortium To Setup Submarine Cable System

RIL Reliance Industries Limited Reliance Group

Reliance Jio Infocomm, the 4G subsidiary of Reliance Industries (RIL) has signed an agreement to form a consortium of International telcos who will be responsible for building and managing the Bay of Bengal Gateway (BBG) submarine cable system.

While the financial details of the agreement were not disclosed, RIL informed that this consortium includes telcos like Malaysia’s Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), UK’s Vodafone group, Oman’s Omantel, UAE’s Etisalat and Sri Lanka’s Dialog Axiata.

The company informed that this BBG submarine cable system will span across 8,000 km and will connect Malaysia and Singapore to Oman and United Arab Emirates, through India (Mumbai & Chennai) and Sri Lanka.

BBG System

RIL also claimed that this cable system will provide connectivity to South East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and to the Far East Asia, through interconnections with existing and newly built cable systems landing in India, the Middle East and the Far East Asia and it is expected to carry commercial traffic by the end of 2014.

RIL Cable Network Partnerships

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

This is the third such cable network tie-up inked by Reliance Jio Infocomm during the month. Last week, it had  surprisingly inked a international data connectivity agreement with its potential 4G rival Bharti Airtel. This agreement enabled Reliance Jio to connect to the world’s major business hubs and ISPs, and was expected to be crucial for Jio Infocomm since a majority of the Internet bandwidth consumption in India originates outside of India.

It had also signed a Rs 1,200 crore agreement with its brotherly concern Reliance Communications (RCOM) for sharing RCOM’s nationwide inter-city fibre optic network infrastructure. RIL had said that it will be utilizing multiple fiber pairs across RCOM’s 1,20,000 KM inter-city fiber optic network to provide 4G services in the country. In return, RCOM will get reciprocal access to the optic fiber infrastructure being built by RIL.

Earlier in the day, Bharti Infratel vice-chairman Akhil Gupta had said that they were planning to talk about a potential tower lease agreement with Reliance Jio Infocomm, as indicated by a Reuters report. There were also indications that Reliance Jio Infocomm was reportedly looking to ink a telecom tower sharing agreement with Reliance Communications, although there is no further updates on this deal yet.

On a related note, do read our compilation on what’s being said about Reliance Industries’ launch of 4G data services.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Written By

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.



Releasing the policy is akin to putting the proverbial 'cart before the horse'.


The industry's growth is being weighed down by taxation and legal uncertainty.


Due to the scale of regulatory and technical challenges, transparency reporting under the IT Rules has gotten off to a rocky start.


Here are possible reasons why Indians are not generating significant IAP revenues despite our download share crossing 30%.


This article addresses the legal and practical ambiguities in understanding the complex crypto ecosystem in India.

You May Also Like


Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...


135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...


Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...


By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Your email address:*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ