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Mobily to build a submarine cable linking Asia to Europe

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Etihad-Etisalat's Mobily signed an agreement included seventeen global operators in Europe, Asia and the Middle East to build a new submarine cable AAE-1 with very high capacity link from the Far East to Europe through the Middle East and Africa.

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This submarine cable extends for a distance of 25,000 kilometers starts from Hong Kong and ends in France, and it will be the first submarine cable linking the Far East to Europe at the possible lowest rate of delay and high transfer capacities ranging up to more than 40 terabits which will contribute significantly to the growth of the business volume in the countries passing through.

Khalid Al-Kaf, Mobily's MD and CEO said "We are delighted to be part of a constellation of the largest companies in the region that have signed the agreement and I would like to thank all the friends in other telecommunications companies on the great work they have given to make this agreement a reality and we are waiting to see the new submarine cable after two years from now."

The submarine cable is expected to be completed in 2016 and it will connect Hong Kong, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Yemen, Djibouti, Egypt, Greece, Italy and France.

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