NTT Global Data Centers has announced that it has landed its first submarine cable MIST, also known as the Myanmar/Malaysia India Singapore Transit cable system, in Mumbai, India as the company aims to interconnect its large-scale data centers in the said countries.
The MIST subsea cable system, a 12-fiber-pair, more than 216 Tbps high-capacity subsea cable connecting Singapore, Myanmar, and the Indian cities of Mumbai and Chennai, was announced by NTT on December 13, 2019, and construction would begin shortly after.
NTT GDC has also built landing stations in Mumbai and Chennai as part of its commitment to offering an end-to-end carrier-neutral network.
MIST is 8,100 km long and connects Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and India (Mumbai and Chennai). The system was valued at approximately USD 400 million.
According to a LinkedIn post by NTT, as one of the largest bandwidth submarine cables in the APAC region, MIST is equipped with the capacity to transmit over 200 Tbps under 12 fiber pairs (12-FP).
The subsea cable was first announced in October 2019, and construction got under way in December of the same year. Also, it is a component of the Orient Link joint venture, which was established by NTT, the Fund Corporation for the Overseas Development of Japan’s ICT and the Postal Service, and WEN Capital.
Cutting-edge fiber technology will enable the connection to deliver 240 Tbps using 400 Gbps DWDM technology, which can transmit a six-hour high-definition video (about three movies) in a single second.
NTT will keep boosting its cable capacity in Asia in order to meet the region’s rapidly rising demand for Internet traffic, cloud services, and 5G wireless communications. NTT hasn’t, however, made the system’s planned completion date public.