The opportunity for new Australian intercontinental connectivity is strong. Australia as a key global player is currently served by only five intercontinental submarine cables and is greatly underserved for westward bound connectivity with only one system.
Sea-Me-We-3 has provide sufficient connectivity in the past but will not be able to meet anticipated demands
The Australia West Express would provide the lowest latency of any existing or proposed paths between Australia and Africa, Middle East and Europe.
The Australia West Express landing at the international submarine cable hub of Djibouti would allow for efficient interconnection to next-generation, cost-effective systems providing onward connectivity to Europe, including Sea-Me-We-5, AAE-1, and EIG.