AAE-1 Submarine Cable System Enters Service

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The Asia Africa Europe-1 (AAE-1) Consortium announced today the launch of the world’s largest submarine cable system in more than a decade. At 25,000- kilometres long and with a capacity of at least 40 Terabits per second across 5 fiber pairs, AAE-1 is designed from the outset with 100Gbps transmission technology, which may be upgraded in the futureto fulfil increasing bandwidth demand subsea cable infrastructure developed by a 16-nation consortium.

The AAE-1 cable system is the first undersea cable system to connect all major Asian, African, Middle Eastern, and European regions, and will provide protection and diversity to existing vulnerable and heavily congested routes.  It offers a low latency fiber-optic route with diversified terminations in Asia (Telecom House Hong Kong and Equinix/Global Switch Singapore) and Europe (Greece, Italy, and France InterXion MRS1 and MRS2, Marseille).

The cable connects Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, with Malaysia and Singapore, then onwards to Myanmar, India, Pakistan, Oman, UAE, Qatar, Yemen, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Greece, Italy and

Members of the AAE-1 Consortium:
China Unicom, CIL (HyalRoute), Djibouti Telecom, Etisalat, GT5L, Mobily, Omantel, Ooredoo, OTEG, PCCW, PTCL, Reliance Jio, Retelit, Telecom Egypt, TeleYemen, TOT, Viettel, VNPT and VTC

For more information on the AAE-1 Project, please visit: http://www.aaeone.com

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