PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia has selected NEC to build an optical submarine cable system that will connect the islands of Sumatra, Batam, Jawa, Bali, Kalimantan and Sulawesi with Singapore.
The Indonesia Global Gateway Cable System (IGG) is specified at 100 Gbps x 80 wavelengths (wl) x 4 fiber pairs (fp) optical fiber pairs. The systems will span approximately 5,300 kilometers, connecting the cities of Dumai, Batam, Jakarta, Madura, Bali, Makassar, Bilikpapan, Takaran and Manado with Singapore. Activation is planned for 2018.
"NEC is honored to be selected once again by Telkom as the supplier of an optical fiber submarine cable system, the advanced 100Gb/s IGG system, providing connectivity among nine Indonesian cities and Singapore, and linking two international submarine cables at Dumai and Manado. Since first building an optical fiber submarine cable system for Telkom in 1991, NEC has continuously helped to expand Indonesia's domestic connectivity. The Papua Cable System (SMPCS) being the latest such contribution, NEC is proud to have the chance to add yet another page to its service history with the IGG," said Mr. Toru Kawauchi, General Manager, Submarine Network Division, NEC Corporation.