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Bay of Bengal Gateway (BBG)
Submarine Cable System

Providing direct connectivity between India, South East Asia, Sri Lanka, Singapore and the Middle East

Product Overview

Bay of Bengal Gateway (BBG) submarine cable system links India, the Middle East and South East Asia with onward connectivity to Europe and Africa through existing cable systems. This cable system was launched in 2016 and offers high-speed connectivity with low latency and diverse routing. Vodafone was the lead investor in BBG, which extends over 8,000 km and has been built by a consortium of telecommunications providers to create seamless, resilient and cost-effective connectivity. Being one of the first dark fibre cable systems to be lit at 100G, BBG meets the high bandwidth demands of new and emerging technology and applications required of businesses operating in the region.

Product information

Bay of Bengal Gateway offers a unique combination of benefits

Seamless and highly cost-effective interconnection with existing systems into Europe and Africa

The lowest cost landing in India

Direct PoP access in Singapore (via Equinix and Global Switch)

Diverse, protected routing from Penang to Singapore, avoiding the high-risk Strait of Malacca

Key features


BBG offers route diversity by creating a new path from Asia to the Middle East

Multiple and diverse onward connectivity options to Africa and Europe


Pre-agreed access and attractive cross- connect rates to existing systems EIG, EPEG in Oman, and IMEWE in Dubai

Bundled cable services, providing highly competitive connectivity from Europe to Asia and Europe to India

BBG technology

BBG is a three fibre pair cable that extends over 8,000 km and has 100G DWDM coherent  technology with an overall design capacity of 10 terabits per second per fibre pair

Linking the Middle East and Asia

With the demand for bandwidth between South East Asia, Sri Lanka, India and the Middle East growing rapidly, BBG offers high-speed connectivity with low latency, extending over 8,000 km. It helps service providers looking for the most cost-effective way to meet their bandwidth and data connectivity requirements in the region to expand their networks.

Offering a carrier-grade service, BBG is one of the first dark fibre cable system to be lit at 100G that meets the high bandwidth demands of new and emerging technologies and applications

BBG bandwidth options

BBG capacity is available with options for Lease or Indefeasible Right of Use (IRU) investment, including:

  • Leases at all speeds
  • IRUs at 10Gb and 100Gb

Why partners choose BBG

Onward connection

BBG offers the most cost-effective way for carriers to benefit from direct connectivity to the Middle East and Asia with onward connectivity to Europe and Africa through existing cable systems.

Route diversity

The Bay of Bengal Gateway cable system lands in UAE, Oman, India, Sri Lanka and Malaysia and has a diverse terrestrial network from Malaysia to the Singapore points-of-presence at Equinix and Global Switch.
Vodafone owns and operates the landing facilities in Mumbai, providing service providers a high speed route with low latency from India to the rest of the world.

Fast and resilient platform

BBG is a fast and resilient cable that can help fuel growth in the region for Service Providers with large corporates, such as financial institutions, system integrators and ICT companies with high bandwidth requirements.

Industry recognition


Best Global Wholesale Carrier - Data
Global Carrier Awards 2017
Capacity Media

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