IOX Cable has signed an agreement with Mauritius Telecom to enhance global internet connectivity on the IOX submarine cable system. Mauritius Telecom becomes an anchor tenant of the IOX submarine cable system. The IOX cable system spans more than 8,850km, connecting Mauritius, La Reunion and Rodrigues Island to South Africa and India,with a design capacity of over 52Tbps per fibre pair. The IOX cable system is scheduled to go live in 2019.
The IOX cable system is the third submarine cable landing in Mauritius. The system will provide much-needed internet bandwidth to Mauritius through an innovative and resilient network design of the submarine cable system.
“We are extremely delighted to have Mauritius Telecom on board and it reinforces our commitment to Mauritius to provide enhanced and abundant capacity,” said Arunachalam Kandasamy, CEO of IOX Cable.
“With world-class open access data centres being built in Mauritius, coupled with the rapid deployment of cloud-based services, the IOX Cable System will be a driving force behind these key initiatives by providing better connectivity and putting an emphasis on high availability through diverse network design.”
The IOX Cable system will be the first open access cable system in the region and it offers the opportunity for any licensed operators to benefit from the latest technology and seamless access throughout the life cycle of the cable system.
Combined with IOX Cable's integrated service offerings the system will provide seamless interconnection to existing and future submarine cable system off the east coast of Africa and India, and also provide onward connectivity to the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region.
The IOX cable system is supplied by ASN.
The ultra-high speed IOX Cable System will connect Mauritius and Rodrigues to the East Coast of South Africa on one side and the East Coast of India on the other. The IOX cable system consists of 4 fiber pairs in its trunk and will deliver an ultimate design capacity of over 54 terabits per second and will also reinforce Mauritius as a hub in sub-Saharan Africa.