- Reliance Jio boosts its bandwidth capabilities by launching Asia-Africa-Europe Submarine Cable System
Reliance Jio boosts its bandwidth capabilities by launching Asia-Africa-Europe Submarine Cable System
The move is intended to allow the company to continue to provide high speed data at affordable rates.
In a major announcement on Thursday, June 29, Reliance Jio launched its new Asia-Africa-Europe (AAE-1) submarine cable system, which allows them to deliver up to 40 Terabits of new capacity in the region. With the rapid rise in India’s data needs, and streaming music and videos becoming more and more popular, the move couldn’t have come at a more opportune time. According to the company, the cable is going to support all types of communications, applications, and content within India, as well as abroad.
The 4G and mobile broadband digital services provider, owned by Mukesh Ambani, had already managed to completely disrupt the Indian telecom industry with its extraordinarily generous data and voice offerings, and with this latest venture, expects to be able to meet the ever increasing demand for bandwidth as well.
Covering a distance of 25,000 km, the submarine cable system will stretch from Marseille, France, to Hong Kong, with as many as 21 cable landings spanning Asia and Europe.
Jio stated in a press release that the project was a result of its collaboration with several leading telecom service providers from Europe, Middle East, and Asia, including China Unicom, Etisalat, GT5L, Mobily, Omantel, Telecom Egypt, TeleYemen, and more.
The release also added that the company expects the submarine system to be able to provide the required flexibility and diversity for telecom carriers and customers, using the various Points of Presence (PoP) in Hong Kong and Singapore, and the three onward connectivity options in France, Italy and Greece. Additionally, it would also be able to interconnect other cable systems and fiber networks to provide direct access to all global markets.
Mathew Oommen, President of Reliance Jio, said in a statement that the new terabit capacity and 100Gbps direct connectivity to global content hubs would help Jio continue to offer its customers high speed internet and an exceptional digital service experience, at affordable rates.
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