Sify Technologies sets up undersea cable landing station in Mumbai

By Telecom Lead Team: Sify Technologies, a provider of
managed enterprise, network and IT services in India with global delivery
capabilities, announced the operational readiness of their undersea cable
landing station in Mumbai.

We now look forward to partnering with telecom service
providers and playing a larger active role in the communication revolution that
is unfolding in the Asia Pacific region, Middle East and Africa. With capacity
to land additional submarine cable systems, this connectivity will open a
larger market for our industry-leading Managed Enterprise and Data Centre Services
in the Middle Eastern market,” said Raju Vegesna, CEO and managing director,
Sify Technologies. 

With the opening of this landing station, Gulf Bridge
International (GBI) becomes the first to land their sub-sea cable system in
India. This cable system will provide telecom operators and communications
companies, both in India and across the globe, greater choice and resilience.

With a capacity of up to 10 terabits per second on
certain cable sections, this system is designed to accommodate the rapid growth
in voice and rich media traffic like internet, telephony and video originating
from and terminating in the Middle East as well as the African and European

We would like to congratulate Sify on the successful
opening of this cable landing station. We forecast a significant increase in
the demand for international bandwidth between the Middle East and Asia, driven
by the favourable demographics and increasing economic strength in both
regions. This landing station and the GBI cable will become the leading gateway
between these markets,” said Ahmed Mekky, Board Member and CEO of Gulf Bridge

Sify also signed a Landing Party Agreement (LPA) with
MENA Submarine Cable System S.A.E., a licensed telecommunications operator in
Egypt. MENA cable spans over three continents (Europe, Africa and Asia).

Initially it lands in Italy, Egypt, KSA, Oman, and India
with expansion plans to service more African and European countries. MENA-SCS
is a six pairs fibre cable, where each pair is designed for expansion up to 96
wavelengths multiplied by 10Gb/s for each, which means an ultimate capacity of
5.76Tb/s and further scope to upgrade to 100G/S technology to have capacity more
than 5 times current capacities.

By Landing with SIFY, we believe that MENA will be able
to connect India to Europe with its express fiber link in order to serve the
growing demand on the Indian market. As a private investment and ownership,
MENA will be able to show fast, flexible and professional offerings where our
strategy is to provide unique services in the market to India, Asia, Middle
East, and Europe customers,” said Ahmed Khalaf, managing director MENA
Submarine Cable System.

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