Tata launches first Asia-Africa-Europe cable

Indian longhaul carrier Tata Communications has launched the first cable to link India, Africa and Europe.
The 17,000-kilometer cable links Mumbai and Marseille in southern France on one link and on the other connects Mombasa, Dar Es Salaam and other cities down the east coast of Africa, terminating in South Africa.
The company would not disclose its investment in the 1.28 Tbps capacity cable system, although it said subsidiary Neotel had invested R20 million ($2.7 million) in a South African landing station.
Tata will operate the landing point in Mumbai and Neotel will manage the South African end, the company said in a statement.