EMIC-1 — the Europe Middle-East India Connect 1 subsea cable — will be a valuable addition to the subsea cables landing in Egypt.
Under a cross and landing agreement, Telecom Egypt will provide EMIC-1 with a seamless optical path between East Africa, Asia, and Europe. Being the first modern cable along this route, it will connect up to 3 billion people to the internet and accommodate the growing demand for data in the world's fastest-growing regions.
EMIC-1, developed by Digital 9 Infrastructure as well as operated and managed by Aqua Comms, 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 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 marine path, the Red Sea Festoon, that will link the Ras Ghareb and Suez landing stations with an option of the Suez Canal route (aka the Al Morshedeen route), linking Port Said and Suez on the bank of the Suez Canal. This offers a new level of resilience and diversity to the crossing solution.
Managing Director and CEO of Telecom Egypt, Adel Hamed, commented, “We are pleased to offer Aqua Comms a seamless trans-Egypt crossing for their new cable. For years, we have established tangible steps to revamp our international infrastructure and increase our assets' geodiversity to keep pace with the rising global demand for large bandwidth and global reach.”
Nigel Bayliff, CEO of Aqua Comms, said, “We are delighted to work with Telecom Egypt to deliver a highly resilient and innovative solution that will be a critical part of our new EMIC-1 system. 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.”