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    Telecom Egypt and Aqua Comms link four continents with EMIC-1 subsea cable


    Agreement for landing and crossing by EMIC-1 subsea cable

    Telecom Egypt and subsea connection specialist Aqua Comms have signed a crossing and landing agreement for the Europe Middle-East India Connect 1 (EMIC-1) subsea cable in Egypt. “This new system will connect the key hubs in Europe of Genoa, Marseille and Barcelona with both Salalah, Oman and Mumbai, India serving these high-growth markets with best-in-class connectivity services,” said Nigel Bayliff, CEO of Aqua Comms.

    From Red to Med

    Under the agreement, Telecom Egypt will provide EMIC-1, 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 to run this route, connecting three billion people to the internet and meeting the data demands of the world’s fastest growing economies. EMIC-1 will land in Ras Ghareb on the Red Sea coast and Port Said on the Mediterranean Sea side. The two landing stations are connected by the latest fibre optics over two diverse terrestrial routes. The new routes are adjacent to the Suez Canal, between Suez and Port Said.

    Across Egypt

    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, known locally as the Al Morshedeen route. This links Port Said and Suez on the bank of the Suez Canal, offering a new level of resilience and diversity to the crossing solution. “We are pleased to offer Aqua Comms a seamless trans-Egypt crossing for their new cable.,” said Telecom Egypt CEO Adel Hamed, “for years, we strived to revamp our international infrastructure and increase our assets’ geodiversity to keep pace with the rising global demand for large bandwidth and global reach. We believe that EMIC-1 will be a valuable addition to the subsea cables landing in Egypt.”