AAE-1 to Enter Service by Q1, 2017

The Asia Africa Europe-1 (AAE-1) consortium confirms on Monday that AAE-1 has landed successfully in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. With almost all of the undersea cable installed and 15 shore-end landings, AAE-1 is confirmed to start commissioning before end 2016 and on track to enter service by Q1 2017. Upon completion it will provide the lowest latency, express route between Asia and Europe; an unprecedented project across Eurasia, combining the strengths of 19 world leading operators. 

The project has entered the last phase of construction and commissioning with over 19,000 kilometers of submarine cable already laid across four oceans. Six specialized cable ships and numerous support vessels have been engaged in completing the installation in the Mediterranean, Red Sea, Indian Ocean and Gulf of Thailand. Network equipment has been deployed and tested at more than half of the AAE-1 cable landing stations. The protected transit routes across Egypt, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore are also nearing completion.

By working closely with experienced suppliers and with the integral support of its owners, this complex project continues to progress as planned. When the system enters service, AAE-1 shall serve as a primary route for the ever-increasing demand for bandwidth, supporting all forms of communication and applications; broadband internet, video, voice and data. Demand fueled by the economic expansion of countries will elevate AAE-1’s status as critical infrastructure, essential for growth along the route.

With two diversified Points of Presence (PoP) in Asia (terminating in Hong Kong and Singapore at carrier neutral data centers) and three onward connectivity options in Europe via Greece, Italy and France (terminating in two Marseille carrier neutral data centers), AAE-1 will provide a new, robust and diverse route along the Eurasia path.

AAE-1 Cable Map

Source: AAE-1 Consortium

Comments (9)
1Tuesday, 07 February 2017 10:33
i am very intrested in marine transmission
2Wednesday, 29 March 2017 20:01
this is fucking wrong article.. Q1 2017 is going to pass in 2 days.. but the cable is not launched ye
3Sunday, 02 April 2017 14:32
The ready for service date of AAE-1 cable has been postponed to May 2017.
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 20:50
who are u and how do u know this...
4Monday, 01 May 2017 18:32
its may-2017 when the fuck will it launch???
5Wednesday, 03 May 2017 11:56
From my account manager of a consortium member I heard it will be june.

p.s. why all the swearing ?

And why would you care so much about delivery date?
If you are a customer you would hear updates from your supplier, and if you're not a customer why do you care if the cable is live?
6Thursday, 04 May 2017 23:20
well! internet service in Pakistan is too expensive... ptcl the consortium member of AAE-1 is charging RS:1775 for 4mbps, excluding all the taxes. ref: https://ptcl.com.pk/Shop/Product?id=142 I've been waiting for AAE-1 for about 1 and half year expecting that after a 40tbps cable launched PTCL will be able to offer higher internet packages for cheaper price in pakistan.
7Wednesday, 07 June 2017 08:19
I don't think the Internet price will be lower immediately due to the delivery of submarine cable.
Sub-cable is used for International Private Line (IPL) and not/less related to IP service (Internet service).
8Thursday, 08 June 2017 23:39
ok but when will to go live?
9Sunday, 18 June 2017 19:39
this website is nothing but a piece of shit. there is nothing like aae-1 in this world.. they must be making people fool!!!!

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