Mumbai, July 2 2017: Reliance Jio Infocomm which has become the largest 4G and mobile broadband digital services provider in India, has announced the launch of Asia-Africa-Europe (AAE-1), the longest 100 GBPS technology based submarine cable system system in the world, stretching over 25,000 km from Marseille, France to Hong Kong, with 21 cable landings across Asia and Europe, including India.
This project is the combined work of leading telecom service providers from Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. 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 carriers and their customers.
A Jio note says, AAE-1 will pass through the critical hubs, serving the increasing demand for video centric data bandwidth supporting all types of communications, applications, and content within India and beyond. AAE-1 links seamlessly with other cable systems and fiber networks to deliver direct access to all global markets.
Says Mathew Oommen, President, Jio: “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. We 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.”
Due to its advanced design and route, AAE-1 provides one of the lowest latency routes between Hong Kong, India, Middle East and Europe with the fewest hops.
Jio provides the Network Operations & Management for AAE-1 Cable System. The AAE-1 NOC, managed by Jio, leverages its facility in Navi Mumbai.