In the backdrop of the US-China tech war, India is emerging as a key strategic destination for global underwater cables, due to its geographic location and the fact cable systems connecting Europe and Southeast Asia have to pass by there
(AF) In the geostrategic race between the US and China for dominance over the world’s technology infrastructure, there is a new kid in town: India is set to see the first submarine cable system that originates from its shores. And this will also be the biggest.
Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio), one of India’s top telecom operators, announced in mid-May that it is constructing the largest international submarine cable system centred on India. Jio is controlled by Asia’s richest billionaire Mukesh Ambani.