New Delhi, India, 9 September 2016 Huawei Marine Networks Co., Limited (Huawei Marine) today announced it has been selected by Super Sea Cable Networks Pte Ltd to deploy SEAX-1, a Subsea Cable System connecting the Eastern seaboard of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.
Known as SEA Cable Exchange-1 (SeaX-1), the system comprises a 250km high-speed, large capacity, 24-fibre pair undersea fiber optic cable that will connect Mersing (Malaysia), Changi (Singapore), and Batam (Indonesia).
Once commissioned, the system will be fully owned and operated by Super Sea Cable Networks Pte. Ltd. and will serve operators in the region to meet increasing bandwidth demand. The system will be targeted to complete by the end of 2017.
Super Sea Cable Networks Pte. Ltd. is a Singapore based company with a Facilities-Based Operator (FBO) license in Singapore, and is supported by SACOFA Sdn. Bhd., a leading telecommunication infrastructure provider in Sarawak, East Malaysia, to do the landing in Malaysia, and its affiliate company, PT. Super Sistem Ultima, a leading telecommunication infrastructure provider in Indonesia, to do the landing in Indonesia.
Mike Constable, CEO of Huawei Marine said, “We are delighted to be selected for 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 ensure a cost-effective and efficient deployment of this important regional infrastructure.”
Joseph Lim, CEO of Super Sea Cable Networks Pte Ltd said: “SeaX-1 passes through one of the busiest region in the Asia Pacific region, 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. We are pleased to partner with the experienced team from Huawei Marine to deliver this unique network solution that allows us to deliver on our promise.”
About Huawei Marine Networks Co., Ltd.
Huawei Marine Networks Co., Limited (Huawei Marine) is a joint venture established by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. and Global Marine Systems Limited. Combining the substantial expertise of the two parent companies, Huawei Marine integrates the state-of-the-art optical transmission technology and 160 years of marine engineering and installation excellence, with a strong commitment to the development of innovative submarine cable network solutions throughout the globe. Huawei Marine delivers highly reliable, cost-effective turnkey submarine cable system solutions incorporating system design, integration and installation services with an on-going focus and commitment to customer support for network operators.
About Super Sea Cable Networks Pte. Ltd.
Super Sea Cable Networks Pte. Ltd. (SEAX) is a telecommunication based infrastructure company that will create a paradigm shift in how wholesale telecommunication data business is done in the emerging markets in South East Asia (SEA). It will bring an unparalleled amount of submarine cable capacity to markets where the telecommunication network infrastructure is prohibiting the growth of their market economies. Our market focus is on the wholesale carriers for the emerging markets who are going regional and global. Addressing carriers (Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3) who want to own cable systems but do not wish to operate them. Our strength are in the licenses that we have in our targeted markets. We would like to see as many carriers as possible owning their own submarine cable system (in terms of fiber pairs) within a larger cable system built by SEAX.