NTT Communications Reveals Undersea Cable Networks to India in Its Pipeline
By Abigail Opiah
August 9, 2019
Japan-based NTT Communications is reportedly making plans to extend its undersea cable network to India in a bid to offer broadband services.
Sharad Sanghi, MD and CEO of Netmagic, a subsidiary of NTT Communications told BusinessLine that the company is planning to bring international fibre to India, and will be offering broadband connectivity to telecom companies when it happens.
Sanghi did not make any reference to the exact time frame to which the undersea cable will make its official appearance in India.
He did mention that once the undersea cable is up and running, there will be a lot of demand for data centre services along with bandwidth.
“Despite the significant challenges that come with connecting the developing world, many opportunities exist for countries within Africa and Asia to embrace submarine cable networks and begin to establish themselves as digital leaders,” said Artur Mendes, CCO, Angola Cables.
“Successful business models will need to adapt to the growth in global submarine cable networks to ensure that increased connectivity is being used to its full potential.