THE VERY FIRST TERRESTRIAL LINK BETWEEN THE TWO NATIONS
Airtel, India’s leading Telco has officially issued a statement that its terrestrial optical fiber link between Myanmar and India is now LIVE. This is the very first terrestrial link between these two countries offering a powerful additional gateway for Myanmar to India and the remaining part of the world.
MYANMAR IS ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING COUNTRIES IN TELECOM SECTOR
Myanmar, with a population of around 53 million, is one of the fastest growing countries in Asia that has witnessed astounding growth in the domain of internet and telecommunication services. Having a huge telecom penetration of 5% in the year 2012, Myanmar as of now, has around 30 million mobile subscribers and more than 60% population of the country enjoys online environment. The recent economic reforms in Myanmar have triggered foreign investment across different industry verticals and are catapulting demands for powerful ICT services. The country, being served once via a submarine cable, is now going to have an additional gateway through India.
AN ENDEAVOR TO MAKE INDIA A REGIONAL IP HUB
Moreover, this latest move from Airtel will give a never-before boost to strong connectivity between Myanmar and other different SAARC countries like Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan where Airtel has already positioned terrestrial links. This launch is also going to build on Airtel’s endeavor to make India as a regional IP Hub on the basis of the number of subscribers that it serves through its own comprehensive network and partnering carriers.
A GIANT LEAP IN PROVIDING ACCESS TO ITS NEIGHBORING UNDER-DEVELOPED COUNTRIES
Connecting the potential neighboring telecom markets around India is a highly strategic initiative from Airtel, with Myanmar as the newest addition in its expansion efforts. With this revolutionary move, Airtel has taken a giant leap in providing access to its neighboring under-developed countries such as Bangladesh and Nepal by way of its high capacity terrestrial fiber networks. These telecom markets, as a whole, have populace closer to around 250 Million. With Airtel’s panoptic international submarine cable network that spans around 550,000 Rkms across 5 continents, this telecommunication giant anticipates better-than-expected growth opportunities in the territory.