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New undersea cable will help Thailand cope with demand for high speed internet 

Jul 01. 2017
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A new high speed submarine cable system that links Asia, Africa and Europe will help to boost internet capacity in Thailand and throughout Southeast Asia.

The new cable, dubbed AAE-1, spans 25,000 km and will help the region cope growing demand for video centric data and high speed internet.

The cable system incorporates 21 similar cables throughout Asia and Europe and will help to connect France to Hong Kong and Singapore. Additionally three other connection points will be added in Europe via Italy, France and Greece.

The cable will then help to connect Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Hong Kong.

The AAE-1 cable has been created in association with telecom providers in Asia, Europe and the Middle East and acts as a connecting bridge to existing cabling systems.

The new cable was announced by Indian telecoms firm Reliance Jio. Thailand’s consortium partner in the project is TOT.

“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, the Reliance Jio president.

The new cable will help Thailand and its neighbouring countries cope with the increasing demand for video, watching TV on the go and music streaming.

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