Jio inks cable deal with Bharti

23 Apr 2013

Reliance Jio Infocomm has signed an agreement with Bharti Airtel to lease data capacity on the latter’s i2i submarine cable network, the Business Standard reports. Jio Infocomm will utilise a dedicated fibre pair on i2i, which links India to Singapore, allowing the wireless broadband start-up to meet expected bandwidth demands. The two providers are set to build on the deal and will consider other areas for cooperation and development, a statement from Jio Infocomm added. As previously noted by CommsUpdate, Jio recently signed a INR12 billion (USD220.5 million) fibre sharing deal with Reliance Communications (RCOM). Under the terms of the deal, Jio will gain access to RCOM’s fibre-optic backbone network, whilst RCOM will gain reciprocal access to fibre installed by Jio.

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