Bharti Airtel And BSNL Launches EIG For Commercial Use

By February 23rd, 2011 AT 6:04 PM

Bharti Airtel & BSNL  in collaboration with 15 other global telcos, today announced the launch of Europe India Gateway (EIG) cable system that will enhance diversity and capacity between Europe and India.

The 15,000 Km cable has received investment of around $700 million and has a capacity of 3.84 terabits per second.

EIG stretches from Mumbai in India to London UK, with landings enroute in UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Egypt, Libya, Monaco & Marseilles, Gibraltar, Portugal and the UK.

Apart from the segment of EIG in Egypt, the remaining cable is now available for commercial use.

The EIG Consortium members are AT&T, Bharti airtel; BT; Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.; Cable&Wireless Worldwide; Djibouti Telecom; du; Gibtelecom; Libyan Post, Telecom and Information Technology Company; MTN Group Ltd; Omantel; PT Comunicações, S.A.; Saudi Telecom Company; Telecom Egypt; Telkom SA Ltd; and Verizon.

With the launch of EIG, Bharti airtel added 3rd state-of-the-art cable to its existing infrastructure on India-Middle East- Europe route. The seamless connection and combination between landing stations of IMEWE, EIG and SMW4 will allow Bharti airtel to offer enhanced redundancy and network resilience to the customers in India, Middle East and Asia Pacific region. The company has been elected by the consortium to provide services relating to Network Administration and Network Operations Control functions for EIG.

When fully activated with the Egypt link, the EIG will be the first direct high-bandwidth optical fiber system from the UK to India. In addition to complementing existing high-bandwidth cable systems in the region, the EIG will provide much needed diversity for broadband traffic, which currently relies on traditional routes from Europe to India.

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@Danny6535 well said danny when ever users increase parallely speed will be reduced thats why initialy less users more speed in wireless systems.but this will not be happened in BSNL LL always speed will be nominal..I think in europe countries they are mostly using LL with fiber connectivity am i correct?which can give more BW


Airtel may be getting new bandwidth, but they are not providing it to the Indian domestic users, they are infact cheating them. Airtel started dropping the speed of the so called Unlimited plans by half and even by one/fourth in some plans when the users crosses a certain limit in GB usage. In todays world of HD quality video on youtube and tons of other websites, etc., Airtel is living in the 15th century going by its hitleristic rule. I know of at least 50 plus people who have disconnected Airtel and going by the immensely bad name and reputation… Read more »

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