By Business Line

Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), the submarine cable subsidiary of Reliance Communications (RCom), has shortlisted three vendors for the construction of its India Cloud Xchange (ICX) sub-sea cable.

However, the names of the vendors were not disclosed.

The new ICX fibre system will run about 5,060 km between Mumbai and Singapore, and will also have a branch landing in Thiruvananthapuram or Chennai, the company said in a statement.

“In the coming month we will finalise the vendor selection process and initiate the process to construct the ICX cable, which will integrate with our GCX global network infrastructure for direct connectivity to major business centres in Asia, West Asia, North America and Europe,” said Bill Barney, Chief Executive Officer at Global Cloud Xchange.

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