Europe India Gateway

EIG (europe india gateway)

EIG is a very high capacity cable project, 1.28 terabit / s, which links India to Western Europe. The consortium consists of 18 Operators. Djibouti is the only country in East Africa, which is has an EIG cable station. The main objective of this project is to serve as an alternative to existing systems including SMW4 cable, and prepare for SMW3 system replacement. This new project will deal with the growth of voice and data traffic between Asia and Western Europe.

The EIG consortium was set up in November 2007. The C&MA and supply contract were signed on May 6th 2008. EIG was commissioned around September 2011.

Landing Points

Gibraltar (Gibraltar) • Abu Talat (Egypt) • Bude (United Kingdom) • Fujairah (United Arab Emirates) • Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) • Monaco (Monaco) • Mumbai (India) • Muscat (Oman) • Zafarana (Egypt) • Sesimbra (Portugal) • Tripoli (Libya) • (Djibouti) 


RFS Year 2011 EOS Year 2036 Est. System Cost (USD) $700,000,000 Length (km) 15,000 Initial Capacity (Tbps) 3.84 Design Capacity (Tbps) 3.84 Capacity per Wavelength 100 (Gbps) Bharti Airtel, British Telecommunications PLC, BSNL, C&W, Djibouti Telecom, Du, Gibtelecom, Libyan Post, Telecom and Information Technology Company, MTN Group, Omantel, Saudi Telecom Company, Telekom SA, Verizon Owners System Supplier Tyco Telecommunications System Installer Tyco Telecommunications Upgrader Ciena Upgrade Year 2014.


Naturally, there are continuous updates and upgrades to all our networks – you can therefore find links and additional updates to the EIG network below:

Europe India Gateway cable boosts capacity to 28Tbps – 24/02/2020