Huawei Marine deploys subsea cable system on eastern seaboard of Peninsula Malaysia
Sep 9, 2016
250km undersea fiber optic links Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia
[Tianjin, China, Sep. 9, 2016] Huawei Marine Networks Co., Limited (Huawei Marine) today announced it has been selected by Super Sea Cable Networks Pte Ltd to deploy SEAX-1, a Subsea Cable System connecting the Eastern seaboard of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.
Known as SEA Cable Exchange-1 (SeaX-1), the system comprises a 250km high-speed, large capacity, 24-fibre pair undersea fiber optic cable that will connect Mersing (Malaysia), Changi (Singapore), and Batam (Indonesia).
Once commissioned, the system will be fully owned and operated by Super Sea Cable Networks Pte. Ltd. and will serve operators in the region to meet increasing bandwidth demand. The system will be targeted to complete by the end of 2017.
Super Sea Cable Networks Pte. Ltd. is a Singapore based company with a Facilities-Based Operator (FBO) license in Singapore, and is supported by SACOFA Sdn. Bhd., a leading telecommunication infrastructure provider in Sarawak, East Malaysia, to do the landing in Malaysia, and its affiliate company, PT. Super Sistem Ultima, a leading telecommunication infrastructure provider in Indonesia, to do the landing in Indonesia.
Mike Constable, CEO of Huawei Marine said, “We are delighted to be selected for this project which will provide robust connectivity to these three regional data hubs. Our latest generation of submarine system products combined with our service offerings will ensure a cost-effective and efficient deployment of this important regional infrastructure.”
Joseph Lim, CEO of Super Sea Cable Networks Pte Ltd said: “SeaX-1 passes through one of the busiest region in the Asia Pacific region, where bandwidth demands are increasing exponentially. We believe this new submarine cable system will relieve bandwidth pressures on existing infrastructure and continue to provide this region with high-speed, reliable connectivity that will fast-track its growth. We are pleased to partner with the experienced team from Huawei Marine to deliver this unique network solution that allows us to deliver on our promise.”