Bharti Airtel and global telcos boost trans-Pacific connectivity with the launch of the Unity cable system

April 1, 2010

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NEW DELHI -- In a move that is set to boost Trans-Pacific connectivity, Bharti Airtel, one of Asia’s leading integrated telecom services providers and global telcos today announced the launch of the Unity cable system. The Unity consortium together with its suppliers NEC Corporation and TE SubCom (formerly Tyco Telecommunications), have successfully completed comprehensive end-to-end testing, making the cable system ready for service.

This cable link synergises with Bharti Airtel’s existing multiple high speed connectivity options from India to Singapore on i2i and from Chikura, near Tokyo to the US west Coast. Bharti Airtel’s investments in Unity, is part of its plans to expand it global network through its ownership of the i2i submarine cable system and consortium ownership in other global undersea cable systems like SEA-ME-WE 4, EIG, I-ME-WE and AAG.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Rajan Swaroop, Executive Director- Enterprise Services, Bharti Airtel said,” Unity Cable system commencement is a marked achievement for the telecom infrastructure of the region, offering another connectivity option for AsiaPac to connect to the United States west coast. Bharti Airtel is proud to be part of the consortium building this significant undersea cable system. This is in line with our vision to offer multiple paths and create a robust undersea cable infrastructure for our customers, which is now more than 200 thousand Rkms. Unity cable system will provide enhanced and seamless global connectivity, as it is connected to other cable systems further enhancing connectivity to Asia.”

Bharti Airtel Ltd. (Mumbai: BHARTIARTL)

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