Asia-Africa-Europe 1 (AAE-1) is a 25,000km consortium cable system connecting South East Asia to Europe via Egypt, the largest submarine cable to be constructed in almost 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 and France.
AAE-1 cable system deploys state-of-the-art 100Gbps transmission technology, with a minimum design capacity of 40 Tbps.
One of the unique features of AAE-1 is that whilst it terminates at two PoPs in Singapore, it also continues further into Asia via diverse terrestrial routes across Thailand connecting Vietnam, Cambodia and Hong Kong. This routing enables AAE-1 to have one of the lowest latency as between Hong Kong, India, the Middle-East and Europe.
By Connecting major carrier-neutral PoPs in Hong Kong, Singapore and Marseilles, AAE-1 members can choose their preferred backhaul providers available in these PoPs or in AAE-1 Cable Landing Stations in Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe.
Hurst International supplied Installation personnel for every site on the project, as well as our commissioning personnel to the majority of sites ensuring the system was brought live.
Our personnel also recently completed the Upgrade of the system by Infinera, providing commissioning personnel to several sites.