Retelit - the Italian landing party of the AAE-1 Consortium - announced on 9th May 2016 that the AAE-1 subsea cable landed in Bari. On time according to the Plan of Work, all shore end works at Bari have been successfully completed and Italy is now officially connected to the AAE-1 subsea cable system.
Omantel announced on 22nd March 2016 that it has joined in a consortium with several East African telecommunications providers to lay the Gulf to Africa (G2A) undersea fibre-optic cable, which is set to revolutionize connectivity from Oman to East Africa, including; Ethiopia and Somalia. The G2A undersea cable represents the first phase of Omantel’s expansion eastwards into the African continent, providing cable connectivity to the Middle East, Asia and Europe and transforming Oman into a communications hub of the Middle East.
Omantel announced on 21st April 2016 the successful landing of the Asia Africa Europe-1 (AAE-1) cable system in the French city of Marseille. Spanning approximately 25,000 kilometres, the AAE-1 submarine cable is one of the first unique cable systems to connect Hong Kong to Singapore, Africa and Europe, all via Oman. The cable will provide an alternative and low latency short route between Hong Kong, Singapore and Europe while covering close to 50 per cent of the world’s population.
Reliance Jio announced on 18th April 2016 the launch of a new state-of-the-art 8,100 km cable system, the Bay of Bengal Gateway (BBG). BBG provides direct connectivity to South East Asia and the Middle East, then onward to Europe, Africa and Far East Asia through seamless interconnection with existing cable systems. Reliance Jio owns and operates the strategically important undersea cable landing facility in Chennai, providing a high-speed, high-capacity, low latency route connecting India to the rest of the world.
The Bay of Bengal Gateway (BBG) Consortium announced on 18th April 2016 that the 8,100 km submarine cable system, the first dark fibre system to be lit at 100G, is now operational and ready to handle the high bandwidth demands of new and emerging technologies and applications.
OTEGLOBE announced on Monday that Asia Africa Europe-1 (AAE-1) subsea cable system has landed at Chania, in the island of Crete in Greece. All shore end works at Chania have been successfully completed and Greece is now officially connected to AAE-1 cable system.
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