Ever since its announcement, Reliance Jio has created massive ‘stir’ in the Indian telecom industry, racking up over 100 million mobile subscribers in the country. In the probe to deliver ‘high-speed data’ connectivity, the telecom operator on Thursday announced the launch of its new submarine cable system.
This new cable system links Asia-Africa-Europe (AAE-1) with 100Gbps ‘transmission technology’ and with a ‘minimum design capacity’ of 40 Tbps as per report.
The submarine cable system will stretch over 25,000 km from Marseille in France to Hong Kong, with 21 cable landings across Asia and Europe. Jio says that AAE-1 is the longest 100Gbps-technology based submarine system. Further the telecom operator says that it has worked with telecom providers from Europe, the Middle East, and Asia to build this submarine cable system. The new ‘extensive’ cable network is said to support all types of communication, applications, and content within India and beyond.
The other operators that are included in the cable consortium are- China Unicom, CIL (HyalRoute), Djibouti Telecom, Etisalat, GT5L, Mobily, Omantel, Ooredoo, OTEG, PCCW, PTCL. Retelit, Telecom Egypt, TeleYemen, TOT, Viettel, VNPT and VTC.
“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,” Jio said in a statement.
The new AAE-1 cable system will be passing through critical hubs and connecting points. The cable system will help serving the sprouting demand for video centric data bandwidth. AAE-1 links with other cable systems seamlessly and fiber networks to deliver direct access to all global markets, says 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,” 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,” he added.
The company claims that due to the ‘advanced design’ and route, AAE-1 will provide lowest latency routes between Hong Kong, India, Middle East, and Europe.