Press Release

The Asia-Africa-Europe-1 (AAE-1) consortium is pleased to announce that the World’s largest submarine cable system in more than a decade has launched; with services commencing from Europe to the Far East.

AAE-1 is a unique, next generation cable system; the first submarine cable system to link all major Asian, African, Middle Eastern and European regions, seamlessly combining terrestrial and subsea routes to provide the lowest latency connections between these regions.

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 future to fulfil increasing bandwidth demand. Configured with express routes and the minimum number of hops between Points of Presence (PoPs) in Europe and Asia, AAE-1 is the high performance, economic solution for OTTs, international carrier and enterprise businesses.

Under the cooperation of 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, AAE-1 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 France. Not only as the primary route of choice, AAE-1’s completion will now provide protection and diversity to existing vulnerable and heavily congested routes.

With diversified termination in Asia (Telecom House Hong Kong and Equinix/Global Switch Singapore) and three options in Europe (Greece, Italy and France InterXion MRS1 and MRS2, Marseille), AAE-1 is the unique robust, highcapacity low-latency bandwidth solution along the Eurasia corridor.