Indian Government Approves ILD License for SING Cable
The first open access submarine cable system to directly connect India to Singapore achieved a major milestone with the Indian Government’s approval of Datawave Networks’ International Long Distance Telecommunications License.
Announced in April 2020, SING is the only open access cable system directly connecting Mumbai and Chennai with Singapore. The cable system is also set to include branches to Thailand, Indonesia and Oman, where onward transit routes to Europe exist.
Mark Wickham, CEO of Datawave Networks explains, “The approval of our ILD License from the Department of Telecommunications is a major milestone for our Indian based subsidiary and landing party, Datawave Networks Private Limited, as this demonstrates that our open access approach to providing the first independent international connectivity to India is assured. The ILD license also paves the way for SING to finalize contracts and commence construction”.
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Article courtesy of Submarine Telecoms Forum; first published 2nd August, 2021.