Mahesh Jaishankar

VP
International Connectivity and Infrastructure
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11:15 AM Upgrading capacity and extending the life of submarine cable systems

  • Discussing the technical challenges operators need to bear in mind before upgrades
  • Is there a possibility to extend the life of submarine cables to beyond 25 years?
  • Analysing best methods to recover and re-use existing systems

2:00 PM SEA-ME-WE 5

The SEA-ME-WE 5 (SMW5) is a 20,000km submarine cable system connecting 17 countries from Singapore to the Middle East to France and Italy in Western Europe, with a capacity of 24 tbps. The construction and maintenance agreement of the cable was signed in 2014

12:00 PM Creating synergy between OTTs and carriers

  • Analysing how content providers can fulfil their increasing bandwidth requirements
  • Is there a business model for both carriers and OTTs to work together on new submarine projects?
  • Why are OTTs building their own networks instead of leveraging from existing submarine cables? How to find a win-win solution for both OTT and carriers?