Reliance Jio on 29 June 2017 announced the launch of the Asia-Africa-Europe (AAE-1) submarine cable system. AAE-1 is claimed to be the world’s longest 100Gbps technology-based submarine system.
The cable will stretch from Marseille in France to Hong Kong, covering 25000 km. It will have 21 cable landings across Asia and Europe.
The project is a combination of leading telecom service providers from Europe, the Middle East and Asia. It will feature diversified Points of Presence (PoP) in Asia (Hong Kong and Singapore) with three onward connectivity options in Europe (France, Italy and Greece).
• AAE-1 will help cater to the increasing demand for video centric data in India and other regions.
• The cable system will pass through critical hubs, serving the demand for video centric data bandwidth that supports all types of communications, applications and content within India and beyond.
• It will also seamlessly link with other cable systems and fibre networks to deliver direct access to all global markets.
• The cable system will come with 100Gbps transmission technology and a minimum design capacity of 40 Tbps.
• Its advanced design and route will offer one of the lowest latency routes between Hong Kong, India, Middle East and Europe.
• Using it, Reliance Jio will provide the Network Operations & Management for AAE-1 Cable System.
• Its Network Operations Center (NOC) will use a state of the art facility in Navi Mumbai.
Speaking on the development, Mathew Oommen, President-Jio stated that the new terabit capacity and 100Gbps direct connectivity to global content hubs and interconnection points ensure that Jio will continue to offer its customers the most exceptional high-speed internet and digital service experience.
He further added that they are excited to participate in the launch and deliver the cable landing in Mumbai at the time when India’s data traffic continues its accelerated data consumption and growth.
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