FLAG Telecom plans to deploy the largest IP-based submarine cable network that will connect 60 countries, including many that currently have poor connectivity by 2009. India, Indonesia, and Philippines are among the countries that FLAG’s NGN network will have a presence in.
Reliance to carry FLAG far and wide:
“We live in a world where there is too much of bandwidth for some, little for others and none for many – there is unequal access to bandwidth in and across countries, continents and communities,” said Anil Dhirubhai Ambani, chairman, Reliance Communications. “FLAG NGN will democratise digital access,” he added.
FLAG NGN will comprise of our systems. FLAG NGN System 1 would cover Asia that includes India, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Brunei and Honk Kong. FLAG NGN System 2 would be for Africa covering Kenya, Mozambique, Republic of South Africa, Tanzania, Madagascar and Mauritius.
FLAG NGN System 3 will cater to the Mediterranean region, including Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Malta, Libya and Lebanon. And the Trans-Pacific region, including the US West Coast, Japan, China and Hong Kong, would be covered by FLAG NGN System 4.