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Europe-Persia Express Gateway (EPEG) – Terrestrial Cable System

An alternative route between Europe and the Middle East


Europe-Persia Express Gateway (EPEG) is a high capacity fibre optic cable system which provides additional connectivity between Europe and the Middle East. With a capacity of up to 3.2Tbit/s and a total length of approximately 10,000 km, EPEG offers route diversity passing through Frankfurt across Eastern Europe, Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran and the Persian Gulf to Barka, Sultanate of Oman

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A backup route to keep communication seamless

The Europe-Persia Express Gateway allows a telecommunication transit route alternative to the Red Sea, the Suez Canal, Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea regions.

EPEG plays an important role for traffic re-routing in case of earthquakes or any other disasters, which have been known to affect multiple systems at once.

Below the ground from Germany to Oman

The low latency EPEG cable is an alternative transit route to the Red Sea, Suez Canal, Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea regions for telecom operators and plays an important role for traffic re-routing in case of earthquakes and natural disasters.

As a Tier 1 investor in the Europe-Persia Express Gateway, Vodafone Carrier Services offers robust and reliable network connectivity through a next generation cable system.

Why partners choose Europe-Persia Express Gateway (EPEG)?

Initial capacity of 540Gbps

The new system was launched with an initial capacity of 540 (54×10) Gbps and was put in operation in December, 2012

Design capacity up to 3.2Tbit/s

The design capacity of the EPEG system is up to 3.2Tbit/s, and was commissioned in December 2012 with an initial capacity of 540Gbit/s.

9,500 km of terrestrial fibre cable

A total route length of approximately 10,000 km, with 9,500 km of terrestrial fibre cable

Industry recognition


Best Global Wholesale Carrier - Data
Global Carrier Awards 2017
Capacity Media

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