Reliance Jio launches 8100 km Bay of Bengal Gateway cable system

While Reliance Jio had entered into global partnerships with leading operators, the company has now officially launched the 8100 km Bay of Bengal Gateway (BBG).


Reliance Jio has announced the launch of the Bay of Bengal Gateway (BBG), which is the company’s 8100 km cable system that would provide direct connectivity to South East Asia and the Middle East, then onward to Europe, Africa and Far East Asia through seamless interconnection with existing cable systems.

The Bay of Bengal Gateway cable system uses the most advanced high-speed broadband fibre optic technology; dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) which allows the capacity to be increased at will without any additional submarine intervention. The project would provide a high-speed, high-capacity, low latency route connecting India to the rest of the world.

Speaking about the Bay of Bengal Gateway, Mathew Oommen, President, Reliance Jio, said, “We are excited about the launch of BBG as it offers not just direct connectivity in and out of India through Chennai and Mumbai but also acts as a state-of-the-art 100 Gbps extension of Jio’s 100 Gbps core network. This global connectivity brings key international content hubs closer to our customers, delivering a much richer experience as an important part of driving India’s broadband adoption, enabling consumers to shift away from the current high-cost low value propositions.