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Undersea cable landing stations increase capacity by 9 times from 2016-2021

Undersea cable operators have massively increased their capacity in India between 2016 and 2021. As data usage increases massively in the country, data collated by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) shows that the total activated capacity of cable landing stations increased nine times over, and lit capacity increased by four times.

Undersea cable operators have massively increased their capacity in India between 2016 and 2021. As data usage increases massively in the country, data collated by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) shows that the total activated capacity of cable landing stations increased nine times over, and lit capacity increased by four times.

As of now, India has 17 submarine cables coming from different parts of the world to connect with the terrestrial networks at the cable landing stations near the coast.

Mumbai and Chennai have the maximum concentration of submarine cables. Also, new submarine cables, under planning or construction, will make landfall at the different coastal cities , including some recent locations like Digha (in West Bengal) and Mahuva (in Gujarat), according to the TRAI report.

India is experiencing an influx in its data centres due to its significant market potential and relaxed policies and regulatory environment. India currently has 11 cloud regions as of June 2022. Google recently launched a region in Delhi in 2021, and both AWS and Microsoft Azure plan to launch regions in Hyderabad soon, according to the TRAI report. The Hindu BusinessLine

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