Global Cloud Xchange, which until a few months ago we called Reliance Globalcom, is planning another submarine cable buildout. According to a press release this morning, they plan to build a new link between Singapore and Mumbai.
The new system will bear the name India Cloud Xchange, or ICX, and will feature four fiber pairs each at 80x100Gbps. It will cover 5060km and may include branches to Chennai and/or Trivandrum.
ICX will avoid the terrestrial route between Chennai and Mumbai and will bridge the gap between the company’s Falcon system connecting Mumbai with the Middle East, and the FNAL system connecting Singapore with East Asia. Of course, their earlier FEA system (built in 1997) covers this route too, but it’s time for something newer.
GCX is also planning a cable system between Japan and California, named PCX of course. Since bringing in Bill Barney as CEO in January, the company has shifted from cost cutting and looking for a buyer to making some big infrastructure buildout plans under a new brand.
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