Asia Africa Europe-1 undersea cable lands in France

Thursday 21 April 2016 | 12:07 CET | News

Oman operator Omantel announced the successful landing of the Asia Africa Europe-1 (AAE-1) cable system in the French city of Marseille. Spanning approximately 25,000km, the AAE-1 submarine cable is one of the first 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 percent of the world's population. 

The AAE-1 landing was made possible through the creation of Omantel France, an Omantel subsidiary company tasked with ensuring that the AAE-1 cable system is able to deliver seamless connectivity between Europe, the Middle East, and Asia while offering operators an alternative access point in Europe. Omantel's carrier-neutral landing facilities and new data centres in Marseille give carriers access to and from Europe via the AAE-1 cable system. 

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