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India, Iraq JV boosts broadband and telecoms

The undersea cable unit of Indian mobile operator Reliance Communications has launched a joint venture with Iraq that substantially expands the country's broadband and telecoms links to the outside world, Reuters has reported. Reliance Globalcom said the activation of Al-Faw Cable Landing Station, in a project with Iraqi Telecoms and Post Co (ITPC) will connect Iraq to countries in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and North America. The company, which owns the world's largest private undersea cable system spanning 65,000 km, said the station with a design capacity of 680 Gbps with two diverse routes, would initially use 50 Gbps on each route to cater to existing market demand.