Submarine Cable System ‘AAE-1’

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Asia-Africa-Europe 1 (AAE-1) is a 25,000 km submarine communications cable system from South East Asia to Europe across Egypt, connecting Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar,India, Pakistan, Oman, UAE, Qatar, Yemen, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Greece, Italy, and France.

The AAE-1 cable will have a capacity of more than 40 terabits to supply the broadband market across Asia, Africa and Europe. Construction is due to be completed in 2017.

A new submarine cable system – Asia-Africa-Europe (AAE-1) – in which India’s Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJio) is a consortium partner has entered service, with the company lighting up its India leg. The sub-sea cable system has a landing station in Mumbai.

RJio, the telecom arm of Reliance Industries, has also launched a Network Operations Centre (NOC) for the sub-sea cable in Navi Mumbai.

The cable will support increasing demand for video-centric data bandwidth and all types of communications, applications, and content within India and beyond.

AAE-1 links with other cable systems and fibre networks to deliver direct access to all global markets.

AAE-1 provides one of the lowest latency routes between Hong Kong, India, Middle East and Europe with the fewest hops.

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