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NEC deploys submarine cable system in Malaysia

By Chong Jinn Wei - on 9 Jan 2016, 7:00am

NEC deploys submarine cable system in Malaysia

NEC and Telekom Malaysia Berhad have successfully completed the installation of the South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE 5) submarine cable system in Melaka.

The route of the SEA-ME-W 5 cable system.

"We are pleased with the successful landing of the SEA-ME-WE 5 Cable System at Melaka, achieving yet another important milestone towards completing the construction of this significant project,” said Katsuji Yamaguchi, SEA-ME-WE 5 Project Manager at NEC Corporation.

The deployment of the cable system that spans from Singapore to Sri Lanka was successfully installed in Melaka on October 30, 2015. When the SEA-ME-WE 5 cable system is completed in 2016, the 20,000km cable system will provide Internet speeds of up to 24Tbit/s, thanks to the utilization of a new 100Gbit/s coherent transmission technology via fiber optic between Malaysia; Indonesia; Singapore; Bangladesh; Myanmar; Sri Lanka; Pakistan Oman; Djibouti; the United Arab Emirates; The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; The Republic of Turkey; Egypt; Italy; and France.

"The telecommunications landscape and needs in Malaysia are fast evolving and we are delighted to be able to support this development together with SEA-ME-WE 5 consortium members…The installation of this new cable system presents greater opportunities to empower the Malaysian people through an enhanced connectivity with South East Asia, the Middle East and Europe,” said Rozaimy Rahman, Executive Vice President, Global & Wholesale, Telekom Malaysia Berhad.

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