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Reliance Jio AAE-1 Submarine Cable System: Why is it Important?

Reliance Jio AAE-1 Submarine Cable System brings up to 40 Terabits of new capacity to the region.


Updated:July 4, 2017, 6:46 PM IST
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Reliance Jio AAE-1 Submarine Cable System brings up to 40 Terabits of new capacity to the region. (Representative image: News18.com/ Siddhartha Sharma)

Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd has introduced its Asia-Africa-Europe (AAE-1) submarine cable system. Claimed as the longest 100Gbps technology based submarine system, will stretch over 25,000 km from Marseille, France to Hong Kong, with 21 cable landings across Asia and Europe. “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. “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.”

Why is this important?

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.

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.

What is Asia-Africa-Europe 1 (AAE-1)?

Asia-Africa-Europe 1 (AAE-1) is a 25,000km consortium cable system connecting South East Asia to Europe via Egypt, the largest submarine cable in almost 15 years.

Under the cooperation of China Unicom, CIL (HyalRoute), Djibouti Telecom, Etisalat, GT5L, Mobily, Omantel, Ooredoo, OTEG, PCCW, PTCL, Reliance Jio, Retelit, Telecom Egypt, TeleYemen, TOT, Viettel, VNPT and VTC, AAE-1 connects Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, with Malaysia and Singapore, then onwards to Myanmar, India, Pakistan, Oman, UAE, Qatar, Yemen, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Greece, Italy and France.

AAE-1 cable system deploys state-of-the-art 100Gbps transmission technology, with a minimum design capacity of 40 Tbps. One of the unique features of AAE-1 is that whilst it terminates in Singapore, it also continues further into Asia via diverse terrestrial routes across Thailand connecting Vietnam, Cambodia and Hong Kong. This routing enables AAE-1 to have one of the lowest latencies between Hong Kong, India, the Middle-East and Europe.

By connecting major carrier-neutral PoPs in Hong Kong, Singapore and Marseilles, AAE-1 owners can choose their preferred backhaul providers at these PoPs.

With express fibers and the minimum number of fiber hops between East and West, AAE-1 is the high performance, economic solution for OTTs, international carriers and enterprise businesses on the Eurasia corridor.

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| Edited by: Debashis Sarkar
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