NTT: MIST Underwater Cable is Deployed by NTT in Mumbai, India

Feb 23, 2023 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

On February 22nd, NTT Global Data Centers revealed that its MIST subsea cable had arrived in Mumbai, India. The Myanmar/Malaysia India Singapore Transit (MIST) cable system has a length of approximately 5000 miles. It links Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Myanmar, as well as Mumbai and Chennai in India as of Thursday. As part of its dedication to offering an end-to-end carrier-neutral network, the company has also established landing stations in Mumbai and Chennai. 

Based on a LinkedIn post by NTT, the MIST cable will feature one of the greatest bandwidths of those in the Asia-Pacific, potentially transporting ~200Tbs of capacity under 12 fiber pairs. Upon completion, the system was valued at $400 million. Orient Link is a partnership between NTT, the Fund Corporation for the Overseas Development of Japan's ICT as well as the Postal Service, and WEN Capital Pte Ltd. The subsea cable framework was revealed for the first time in October 2019, with construction beginning in December of that year. 

The NEC Company is building it. If completely installed, the cable is anticipated to span over 7,000 miles and will be expandable in the future. NTT has not offered a completion date estimation for the system.