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Submarine Cable Announced to Link Asia-Europe Soon

The launch of IMEWE (India-Middle East-Western Europe), a fiber optic submarine cable system which links India & Europe via Middle East was announced today in New Delhi.

The 13,000 km long three pair fiber optic cable named IMEWE (India- Middle East- Western Europe), has a design capacity of 3.84 terabits per second.

Backed by Bharti Airtel and deployed by Alcatel-Lucent, IMEWE is result of a consortium of nine partners comprising leading global telecom operators from South East Asia and Middle East.

Internet Service Providers and Network Operators hope to utilize the additional bandwidth to support high-bandwidth peer-to-peer IP-based broadband services such as multimedia streaming, broadband Internet and voice/video telephony.

The cable system will ease connectivity requirements of Middle East and European countries to Asia and vice versa. The IMEWE will also help provide alternate routes for meeting bandwidth requirements.

The IMEWE is funded by nine major telecom companies:

  • Bharti Airtel (India),
  • Etisalat (UAE),
  • France Telecom-Orange (France),
  • OGERO (Lebanon),
  • Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd (Pakistan),
  • Saudi Telecom Company STC, (Saudi Arabia),
  • Telecom Egypt (Egypt),
  • Telecom Italia Sparkle (Italy),
  • Tata Communications (India).

IMEWE has following landing points:

  • Mumbai (India) (two landing sites)
  • Karachi (Pakistan)
  • Fujairah (UAE)
  • Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
  • Suez (Egypt)
  • Alexandria (Egypt)
  • Tripoli (Lebanon)
  • Catania (Italy)
  • Marseille (France)

Other functional submarine cables for same route includes

  • SEA-ME-WE 3 and
  • SEA-ME-WE 4
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Send Unlimited Free SMS to 19 Countries of Asia

Vopium is offering unlimited Free SMS to 19 Asian countries including Pakistan.

This limited time promotion will allow Vopium users to send unlimited and Free SMS to over 2.5 billion population in Asia. However, you must have SMS package activated on your account, which may charge you Vopium’s regular fee.

Offer is valid till January 1st, 2011.

Vopium users can either use this services by installing Vopium application on their mobile phones or through web by visiting vopium website.

Vopium application for mobile phones works via Wi-Fi and from your PC, as well as from the mobile network via GPRS. It must be noted that there may be data for GPRS usage, according to your subscription.

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Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei
Cambodia
India
Japan
Laos
Malaysia
Mongolia
Nepal
Phillipines
Singapore
Sri Lanka
Taiwan
Thailand
Vietnam
Pakistan
indonesia
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