Monday, May 29, 2006

NEC to Build Undersea Cable Linking Maldives to Sri Lanka

NEC was awarded a US$22.7 million contract by Sri Lanka Telecom and the incumbent carrier in the Maldives to build an optical submarine cable system. The Maldives, consisting of over 1,200 islands, currently relies on satellites for all international connections.

The total length of the new submarine cable will be approximately 1,100km with a initial transmission capacity of 20 Gbps, upgradeable to 160 Gbps. NEC will provide a comprehensive set of equipment and services including commissioning and integration on a full turnkey basis.

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