Undersea fibre cable will link Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia

A 250km subsea high capacity cable project called SeaX-1 will run off the eastern seaboard of Malaysia.

By AvantiKumar
Sept. 15, 2016

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Image - Plan of SeaX-1.


A subsea high capacity fibre optic cable project has been announced, which will link Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

The 250km cable, which will run off the eastern seaboard of Peninsular Malaysia, is known as SEA Cable Exchange-1 (SeaX-1) and the system comprises a high-speed, large capacity, 24-fibre pair undersea fibre optic cable that will connect Mersing (Malaysia), Changi (Singapore), and Batam (Indonesia).

Huawei Marine Networks (Huawei Marine) said it has been selected by Super Sea Cable Networks to roll out SEAX-1.

Mike Constable, chief executive officer of Huawei Marine, said, "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 deliver a cost-efficient deployment of this important regional infrastructure."

When the system is complete, which is targeted for the end of 2017, it will be fully owned and operated by Singapore-based Super Sea Cable Networks and will serve operators in the region to meet increasing bandwidth demand.

Super Sea Cable Networks, which has a Facilities-Based Operator (FBO) license in Singapore, is supported by SACOFA., a telecommunication infrastructure provider in Sarawak, East Malaysia, to do the landing in Malaysia, and its affiliate company, PT. Super Sistem Ultima, a telecommunication infrastructure provider in Indonesia, to do the landing in Indonesia.

Joseph Lim, Super Sea Cable Networks' chief executive officer, said: "SeaX-1 passes through one of the busiest regions, 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."