Japan-based NTT Communications is planning to extend its undersea cable network to India for offering broadband services.

The move is expected to help the company in offering internet bandwidth along with data centre services, through its subsidiary Netmagic.

The company is already working on applying for an international long distance licence that will allow it to offer broadband services.

NTT is one of the world’s largest players in terms of undersea cable capacity.

According to NTT, there is a huge demand for connectivity in India. The creation of new capacity through sub-sea cables can help in tapping this demand. The company’s own landing station in India will be a big growth driver for its data centre co-location services.

NTT’s subsidiary Netmagic already has two data centres — one in Mumbai and the other in Bengaluru, which are already operational. The company has reportedly started working on setting up another facility in Mumbai and plans to establish four more new data centres in India in the next five years.