Ooredoo Launches New Asia-Africa-Europe Subsea Cable

Ooredoo Launches New Asia-Africa-Europe Subsea Cable Image Credit: Ooredoo

Ooredoo announced that a new Asia-Africa-Europe-1 (AAE-1) subsea cable system has been laid to link the internet hubs of the three continents to Qatar. The cable is part of the infrastructure to support the planned launch of 5G services in the Gulf state. The 25,000km submarine cable is the third longest in the world and one of the highest capacity systems under deployment on a global scale, said Ooredoo.

The cable will also land in Hong Kong, Vietnam, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Greece, Italy, France,  Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, India, Pakistan, Oman, the UAE and Yemen.

Ooredoo is one of the anchor members of the AAE-1 project, working with international partners to strengthen global Internet infrastructure and provide new routes for Internet traffic.

Ooredoo Global Services has played a key role as a consortium partner in the development of the project along with Ooredoo Qatar, Technology Unit, who took part in the project management and coordinated with local and foreign authorities to obtain permits. 

Waleed Al Sayed, CEO of Ooredoo Qatar
The AAE-1 cable will provide people in Qatar with access to new, high-speed global routing, and faster, more reliable bandwidth. The cable, which will be completed by the end of this year, provides low latency access to Europe and Asia. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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