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The Asia-Africa-Europe Cable (AAE-1) lands in Myanmar
02 March 2016Media coverage

The Asia-Africa-Europe Cable System (AAE-1) cable landed in Myanmar on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, according to China Unicom, the Landing Party in Myanmar for the cable. The Chinese carrier is in charge of building the new cable landing station in Ngwe Saung, Myanmar.

The AAE-1 is a 25,000-kilometer-long submarine cable that goes from South East Asia to Europe via Egypt, connecting 19 countries and regions including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, India, Pakistan, Oman, U.A.E., Qatar, Yemen, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Greece, Italy and France. The cable is going to open a new era promoting the broadband market across Asia, Africa and Europe. Construction of the cable is due to be completed this year. The AAE-1 is China Unicom's first overseas cable system with its own landing station. It will greatly enhance the world network layout, shorten routes, reduce delay and improve network security. After its construction, it will facilitate the strategy of China's One Belt, One Road initiative. China Unicom is also building other large international submarine cables, including the NCP, APG, SMW5 and CBCS cables.
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