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IMEWE high capacity submarine cable launched for commercial use

A consortium of nine telecom operators, has announced the launch of a high-capacity, fibre-optic submarine cable that stretches from India to Europe. The Imewe consortium comprises Bharti Airtel (India), Etisalat (UAE), France Telecom-Orange (France), Ogero (Lebanon), Pakistan Telecom, Saudi Telecom Co, Telecom Egypt, Telecom Italia Sparkle and Tata Communications (India). The 13000km long three pair fibre optic cable named IMEWE (India- Middle East- Western Europe), has a design capacity of 3.84 terabits per second.