Asia Africa Europe-1


Djibouti Telecom has engaged in 2014 to part of Asia-Africa-Europe 1 (AAE-1) consortium. With its 25,000km, this cable system connecting South East Asia to Europe via Egypt is the largest submarine cable to be constructed in almost last 15 years. It connects Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, with Malaysia and Singapore, then onwards to Myanmar, India, Pakistan, Oman, UAE, Qatar, Yemen, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Greece, Italy, France, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Hong Kong. AAE-1 cable system deploys state-of-the-art 100Gbps transmission technology, with a minimum design capacity of 40 Tbps whilst it terminates at major carrier-neutral PoPs in Hong Kong, Singapore and Marseilles. It also continues further into Asia via diverse terrestrial routes across Thailand connecting Vietnam, Cambodia and Hong Kong. AAE-1 is in service since June 2017.

landing points

• Karachi (Pakistan) • Aden (Yemen) • Al Bustan (Oman) • Bari (Italy) • Hong Kong (China) • Chania (Greece) • Djibouti City (Djibouti) • Doha (Qatar) • Abu Talat (Egypt) • Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) • Zafarana (Egypt) • Kuala Kurau (Malaysia) • Marseille (France) • Mumbai (India) • Ngwe Saung (Myanmar) • Satun (Thailand) • Sihanoukville (Cambodia) • Songkhla (Thailand) • Vung Tau (Vietnam) • Fujairah (United Arab Emirates)



RFS Year 2017 EOS Year 2042 Est. System Cost (USD) $800,000,000 Length (km) 25,000 Design Capacity (Tbps) 80 Fiber Pairs 5 Wavelengths per Fiber 80 Pair Capacity per Wavelength 200 (Gbps) China Unicom, CIL, Djibouti Telecom, Etisalat, GT5L, HKT (PCCW Global), Mobily, Omantel, Ooredoo, OTE, PTCL, Reliance Jio, Retelit, Telecom Yemen, TOT, Viettel Owners System Supplier NEC, TE SubCom System Installer TE SubCom Upgrade Year 2018 Upgrade Capacity (Gbps) 20

news & upgrades

27/05/2020 – AAE-1 selects Infinera to double system capacity. The Asia-Africa-Europe-1 Consortium (AAE-1) has completed a large upgrade with Infinera boosting capacity on its subsea network. Read more here