Reliance and Bharti aim to build new India-Bangladesh fibre links

7 Sep 2009

Indian telcos Reliance Communications (RCOM) and Bharti Airtel have revealed a joint plan to improve links between the remote northeast of India with the rest of the country by deploying new terrestrial fibre-optic routes passing through Bangladesh, which would in turn give the neighbouring country access to both companies’ international submarine and terrestrial networks. CommsDay writes that the Indian pair jointly applied to the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) to roll out two fibre links between Assam and Meherpur along the Calcutta-Meherpur-Dhaka-Haflong and the Calcutta-Meherpur-Dhaka-Comilla-Agartala routes. Bharti and RCOM have also approached Myanmar authorities to extend their networks there, effectively opening up another overland route to China.

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