Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio Infocom on 23 April 2013 had signed an agreement for International Bandwidth.
As per the agreement Reliance Jio will be provided with data capacity on its i2i submarine cable by Bharti Airtel.
The i2i Sub marine cable connects India to Singapore and is entirely owned by Bharti Airtel. The cable whose landing points are at Chennai in India and Tuas in Singapore consists of eight fibre pairs capable of supporting multiple terabits of capacity per fibre pair.
Use of the High-speed link
• The high-speed link will facilitate Reliance Jio to widen its network and service reach to customers across Asia-Pacific region.
• It will also connect Reliance Jio directly to the world’s major business hubs and ISPs, thus, helping the operator to meet the bandwidth demand and provide ultra-fast data experience to its customers.
The deal is being considered as the second major deal signed by Reliance Jio after it had signed an agreement to lease capacity from Reliance Communications’ optical fibre cable network.