Monday, September 1, 2014

NEC to Build Southeast Asia to U.S. Cable System

NEC was selected by a consortium of seven global telecommunications companies to build a new submarine cable system that directly connects Southeast Asia and the United States.

The Southeast Asia -- United States (SEA-US) cable will span 15,000 km and connect the five areas and territories of Manado (Indonesia), Davao (Philippines), Piti (Guam), Oahu (Hawaii) and Los Angeles.

When completed in the Q4 2016, the cable system will support 100G wavelengths and offer 20 Tbps of capacity.  The approximate cost is US$250 million.

The consortium consists of PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin), Globe Telecom, RAM Telecom International (RTI), Hawaiian Telcom, Teleguam Holdings (GTA), GTI Corporation (a member of the Globe Telecom group of companies) and Telkom USA.

http://www.nec.co.jp

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