Reliance Jio to connect to AAE-1 subsea cable

India’s new 4G mobile operator, Reliance Jio Infocomm, is to go ahead with its connection to the Asia-Africa-Europe One (AAE1) subsea cable.

The company, owned by businessman Mukesh Ambani, has received approval from the country’s environment ministry build its connection to the cable at Mumbai, close to the landing sites of two other cables, Europe India Gateway and Gulf Bridge International.

The government has set strict environmental conditions for Reliance Jio stating its connection can only work at low tide, to ensure no water leaks into the construction works, and has been told not to disturb mangroves and marine life.