Reliance Jio launches 25000 kms long 100Gbps submarine cable system


India’s telecom giant Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd said on Thursday that it has launched longest 100Gbps technology based submarine system, Asia-Africa-Europe (AAE-1) submarine cable system, which will stretch over 25,000 km with 21 cable landings from Marseille, France to Hong Kong and across Asia and Europe.

This project is undertaken with the combined efforts of the leading telecom service providers from Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. To deliver direct access to all global markets, AAE-1 links seamlessly with other cable systems and fiber networks.

With three onward connectivity options in Europe and diversified Points of Presence (PoP) in Asia, AAE-1 will provide the necessary flexibility and diversity for carriers and their customers, Jio stated, adding that AAE-1 will go through the critical hubs, serving the increasing demand for video centric data bandwidth supporting all types of communications, content, and applications within India and beyond.

Jio President, Mathew Oommen said “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”.

AAE-1 provides one of the lowest latency routes between Hong Kong, India, Middle East and Europe with the fewest hops, due to its advanced design and route.

Reliance Jio provides the Network Operations & Management for Asia-Africa-Europe-1 Cable System. In Navi Mumbai, the AAE-1 NOC leverages the state of the art facility along-with its advanced tools and automation.

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Himani Sharma, From ITvoir News Desk