Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Alcatel-Lucent Kicks Off Sea-Me-We 5 Construction

Alcatel-Lucent confirmed that its construction with the South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE 5) consortium has come into effect.

The new 100G SEA-ME-WE 5, which spans 20,000 km from Singapore to France, boasts an ultimate design capacity of 24 Tbos.

Ms Linette Lee , Chairperson of the SEA-ME-WE 5 Management Committee said:  “With the rollout of the SEA-ME-WE 5 system,  we will deliver a dynamic and agile way to serve end-users and offer them the quality of service they need. Alcatel-Lucent and NEC’s 100G undersea technology will help us in setting a new milestone in the further development of this route.”

Alcatel-Lucent said it will supply its 1620 Light Manager submarine line terminal using Advanced Coherent technology and incorporating the latest Soft Decision Forward Error Correction (SDFEC) technology, as well as its advanced ROADM branching unit offering dynamic features for enhanced system resilience. Alcatel-Lucent will also install cable and repeaters, and the cable system will be managed by Alcatel-Lucent’s end-to-end submarine network management system.

http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/press/2014/alcatel-lucent-starts-construction-sea-me-we-5-undersea-cable-system-linking-singapore-and-france


  • In March 2014, Alcatel-Lucent and NEC both announced contract wins for the new SEA-ME-WE5 project, a 100G undersea cable system that will span 20,000km from Singapore to Europe.
    The South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE 5) project is backed by consortium of 15 leading telecom operators.
    Alcatel-Lucent will be deploying the segments spanning from Sri Lanka to France. Co-contractor NEC will be deploying the Singapore to Sri Lanka segment.

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