Thursday 19 July 2018

Mobily launches data transfer on AAE-1 submarine cable

RIYADH, July 17, 2017

Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), a leading telecom services operator in Saudi Arabia, has started data transfer operations on the submarine cable AAE-1 (Asia, Africa and Europe), the longest submarine cable in the world.

This will support the kingdom’s capabilities in transferring high capacities internationally, and to be an international link point for data transfer between Europe and the Far-East, said a statement from the company.

Mobily’s success in launching the service on the continental submarine cable project is considered another quantum leap towards success achieved by the company for the kingdom.

It will enhance the optimisation of telecommunication network infrastructure in the kingdom by increasing internet capacities and expand information change and communication traffic between countries which will directly result in increasing internet speeds for users.

Also it will meet the increasing demand of various telecom services and data for Mobily customers in particular and neighbouring countries in general, and that is in line with KSA Vision 2030.

The cable extends over 25,000 km and links the Far-East countries from Hong Kong through East Asian strategic countries such as; Malaysia and Thailand, and connecting them with India and Pakistan via the Arabic Gulf States (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and Oman) then to African Countries (Djibouti and Egypt) reaching Europe (Greece, Italy, and France) with the lowest possible delay and the high transfer capacity of more than 40 Terabits per second.

This will greatly contribute to the growth of business volume in the countries in which it is going.

It is worth mentioning that 80 per cent to 90 per cent of communication traffic and data transformation between countries is directly made through the vital and strategic cables.

The manufacturing of this new continental submarine cable (Asia, Africa, Europe-1) received the latest chemical and mechanical layers that designed specifically to play a role in protecting it from the dangers of cuttings which submarine cables exposed to from external forces during its long entity in the oceans and seas floor that affect negatively on the communication traffic and data transfer, it stated. – TradeArabia News Service

Tags: | Mobily | data | cable | Submarine | AAE-1 |

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