In an aim to serve the increasing demand for video-centric data bandwidth supporting all types of communications, applications, and content within India and beyond, Indian telecom operator Reliance Jio announced the launch of Asia-Africa-Europe (AAE-1) submarine cable system. The operator from its state of the art facility in Navi Mumbai will provide Network Operations and Management for AAE-1 Cable System.
The AAE-1 submarine cable system will be the longest 100Gbps technology based submarine system in the world. It will stretch over 25,000 km starting from Marseille, France to Hong Kong, with 21 cable landings across Asia and Europe. It will also link with other cable systems and fiber networks to deliver direct access to all global markets.
“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,” said Mathew Oommen, President-Jio.
In addition to Reliance Jio, leading telecom service providers from Europe, the Middle East, and Asia are also part of the AAE-1 submarine cable system. The cable system will provide one of the lowest latency routes between Hong Kong, India, Middle East and Europe with the fewest hops. With diversified Points of Presence (PoP) in Asia (Hong Kong and Singapore) and three onward connectivity options in Europe (via France, Italy and Greece), AAE-1 will provide the requisite flexibility and diversity for telecom operators in this area and their customers.
Jio has also part of the Bay of Bengal Gateway (BBG) spanning over 8,100 KM state of the art cable system. It connects Malaysia (through Penang) and Singapore to the Middle East (Oman and the United Arab Emirates) with connections reaching out to India (Mumbai and Chennai) and Sri Lanka.