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Media coverage16 May 2017

From the Far East to Italy and on through Europe

Capacity magazine
Retelit, the Italian partner on the AAE-1 submarine cable, has been gearing itself up for the launch of the 25,000km network between Europe and the Far East in the coming days. And it has certainly been busy – not only has Retelit just unveiled an innovative connectivity partnership with Belgium-based global carrier BICS, but it has also invested in Sicily-based consortium Open Hub Med. Federico Protto, Retelit’s CEO, explains how these moves will ensure that it maximises its AAE-1 offering to customers. Read more
Media coverage07 March 2017

Retelit and BICS open up new route to Europe for AAE-1 cable

Telecomparer
Italian telecommunications infrastructure provider Retelit has teamed up with BICS, a Belgium-based global wholesale carrier, to announce a joint connectivity service that will bridge Europe, via Bari in Italy, to Singapore and Hong Kong through the Asia-Africa-Europe-1 (AAE-1) subsea cable system. Combining their respective infrastructures across Italy and Europe, Retelit and BICS have developed a new backhaul product to satisfy high capacity connectivity demand from Asia, the Middle East and Africa to Milan, Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam, Paris and other key European locations with what it claims is the lowest latency in the market. Read more
Media coverage03 March 2017

A bridge between continents

Capacity magazine
Italian carrier Retelit is all set for the imminent launch of the AAE-1 submarine cable, as a member of the international consortium behind it. The company's network is connected to a landing station in Bari to support the 25,000km cable between Europe and the Far East, and Retelit has also bolstered its network in Europe. Giuseppe Sini, head of the international business unit at Retelit, explains the carrier's role in the market and on the new cable. Read more
Media coverage17 October 2016

AAE-1 submarine cable, the next-generation intercontinental superhighway on track for launch

Terrapin
The Asia Africa Europe-1 (AAE-1) consortium confirms today that AAE-1 has landed successfully in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. With almost all of the undersea cable installed and 15 shore-end landings, AAE-1 is confirmed to start commissioning before end 2016 and on track to enter service by Q1 2017. Upon completion it will provide the lowest latency, express route between Asia and Europe; an unprecedented project across Eurasia, combining the strengths of 19 world leading operators. Read more
Media coverage09 May 2016

Upward and outward

Capacity magazine
When new chief executive Federico Protto and chairman Dario Pardi both joined in early 2015, Italian carrier Retelit had the two figures in place who would lead a comprehensive overhaul of its strategy: Pardi, formerly Vice President EMEA Global Markets at Hitachi Data Systems, provided knowhow of how the global IT business functioned, and Protto, most recently COO, Telecommunications Services at T-Systems International had an insider’s knowledge of the global carrier business. Read more