AAE-1 Consortium announced on June 23rd that the majority of AAE-1 cable system has been launched for commercial service.



The AAE-1 cable system spans 25,000 kilometres connecting South East Asia to Europe through the Middle East and North Africa, with landing stations in Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, India, Pakistan, Oman, UAE, Qatar, Yemen, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Greece, Italy and France. The AAE-1 cable system is designed with 100Gbps technology, with a designed capacity of more than 40 terabits across 5 fiber pairs. 

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.

With diversified termination in Asia (Telecom House Hong Kong and Equinix SG3/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.

The AAE-1 consortium consists of 19 members, including 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.

According to the AAE-1 consortium, the segments connecting Vietnam,Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, India, Pakistan, Oman, UAE, Qatar, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Greece, Italy and France have been launched for service. The other segments including Myanmar, Yemen, Combodia and Hong Kong are expected to be ready for service in October.