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Telecom Egypt provides Aqua Comms with landing and crossing services for the EMIC-1 subsea cable

Christian Fernsby |
Telecom Egypt and Aqua Comms, a provider of global subsea connectivity services, announced the signature of a crossing and landing agreement for the Europe Middle-East India Connect 1 (EMIC-1) subsea cable in Egypt.

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Under this agreement signed 14 June, Telecom Egypt will provide EMIC-1, which is a new intercontinental subsea cable and terrestrial fibre system, a seamless optical path between East Africa, Asia, and Europe.

This is the first modern cable along this route, connecting up to 3 billion people to the internet and accommodating for the growing demand for data of the world’s fastest growing regions. EMIC-1 ties into D9’s (the owner of Aqua Comms) purpose, to improve connectivity around the world and bridge the digital divide.

EMIC-1 will land in Ras Ghareb on the Red Sea, and Port Said on the Mediterranean Sea side. The two landing stations are connected over two diverse terrestrial routes, deploying next-generation of fibre optics. The new routes are adjacent to the Suez Canal, between Suez and Port Said.

Additionally, this crossing will also include a third new marine path, the Red Sea Festoon, that will link the Ras Ghareb and Suez landing stations with an option of the Suez Canal Route (a.k.a. the Al Morshedeen route), linking Port Said and Suez on the bank of the Suez Canal, offering a new level of resilience and diversity to the crossing solution.

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