By Trade Arabia

Oman Telecommucations Company (Omantel) has announced the landing of the Asia Africa Europe-1 (AAE-1) submarine cable system in Oman, reported local media.

The third longest submarine cable in the world spanning about 25,000 km, the AAE-1 is one of the first unique cable systems to connect 18 countries across Asia, Africa and Europe, all via Oman, said the Times of Oman report.

The cable will provide an alternative and low latency short route between the east and the west while covering 50 per cent of the world’s population, it added.

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