The C Times, 30 June 2017, Agartala: On Thursday, 29 June, Reliance Jio Infocomm owner Mukesh Ambani has announced that the launch of Asia-Africa-Europe (AAE-1) submarine cable system has brought up to 40 TB of new capacity to the region.
The mobile broadband digital service provider Jio 4G has created a mix in the Indian telecom market with forceful data and voice offerings and the cable will provide increased demand for video-centric data bandwidth.
The new cable comes when India’s data needs are high and consumers in the world’s second largest telecom market are just about success used to streaming music, watching videos and TV on-the-go.
The new cable will support any types of communication, content and applications within India and others. “AAE-1, the longest 100Gbps (gigabits per second) technology-based submarine system, will stretch over 25,000 km from Marseille, France, to Hong Kong with 21 cables landings across in Asia and Europe,” said Jio in a release.
Jio said in a release that “This large-scale project is the combined work of leading telecom service providers from Europe, the Middle East and Asia.”
Jio President Mathew Oommen said in a statement “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.”
Oommen added, “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.”
President added, “Jio provides the Network Operations and Management for AAE-1 Cable System. The AAE-1 NOC (network operations centre), managed by Jio, leverages a new-age facility in Navi Mumbai along with advanced tools and automation.”