About the company
AAE1 is a 25,000km consortium cable system connecting South East Asia to Europe via Egypt. It is owned by 19 communications companies.
Mytel, a mobile network in Burma part owned by the military via the military owned and controlled Myanmar economic Corporation, uses the AAE1 cables for internet bandwidth.
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TeleGeography 21st June 2018
Myanmar Times 17th January 2017
Added to the Dirty List 11 December 2018
The Dirty List names international companies doing business with the military in Burma. The list also includes international companies involved in projects where there are human rights violations or environmental destruction.
In September 2018, the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar, which has been investigating human rights violations in the country, stated:
“The actions of the Tatmadaw (Burmese military) in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan States, in particular in the context of the ‘clearance operations’ in northern Rakhine State in 2016 and 2017, have so seriously violated international law that any engagement in any form with the Tatmadaw, its current leadership, and its businesses, is indefensible.”