Telecom Egypt works with Aqua Comms on EMIC-1

Telecom Egypt press release
June 14, 2022

Telecom Egypt, Egypt’s first integrated telecommunications operator and one of the largest submarine cable operators in the region, and Aqua Comms, a leading provider of global submarine connectivity services,

Under this agreement, Telecom Egypt will provide EMIC-1, which is a new intercontinental submarine cable and terrestrial fiber system, a continuous optical path between East Africa, Asia and Europe. . It is the first modern cable along this route, connecting up to 3 billion people to the internet and meeting the growing demand for data from the world’s fastest growing regions. EMIC-1 is tied to the goal of D9 (the owner of Aqua Comms) to improve connectivity around the world and bridge the digital divide.

EMIC-1 will land at Ras Ghareb on the Red Sea and Port Said on the Mediterranean Sea side. The two landing stations are connected on two diverse land routes, deploying the next generation of fiber optics. The new routes are adjacent to the Suez Canal, between Suez and Port Said. Additionally, this crossing will also include a third new sea route, the Red Sea Festoon, which will connect Ras Ghareb and Suez landing stations with an option of the Suez Canal route (aka the Al Morshedeen route), connecting Port Said and Suez on the bank of the Suez Canal, providing a new level of resilience and diversity to the crossing solution.

Telecom Egypt Managing Director and CEO Adel Hamed said:

“We are delighted to offer Aqua Comms a seamless trans-Egyptian crossing for their new cable. of the growing global demand for high bandwidth and global reach.We believe that EMIC-1 will be a valuable addition to the undersea cables landing in Egypt.

Nigel Bayliff, CEO of Aqua Comms, said:

“We are delighted to be working with Telecom Egypt to deliver a highly resilient and innovative solution that will be an essential part of our new EMIC-1 system. This new system will link key hubs in Europe from Genoa, Marseille and Barcelona to Salalah, Oman and Mumbai, India, serving these high-growth markets with best-in-class connectivity services.

Melvin B. Baillie