Huawei Marine Networks Co., Limited (Huawei Marine) and Super Sea Cable Networks Pte. Ltd (SEAX) announced the completion of offshore and inshore marine surveys covering the full route of its SEAX-1 submarine cable system between the Eastern seaboard of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.
Huawei Marine has commenced manufacturing of the submarine cable and the SEAX-1 Cable System is well on its way as scheduled for Ready-For-Service (RFS) date of 1st quarter of calendar year 2018.
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.
Mike Constable, CEO of Huawei Marine said, “We are proud to work on this groundbreaking project which will significantly boost connectivity between these three nations that lie at the heart of South East Asian region. We are confident that our service offerings will ensure the timely and effective deployment of this important regional infrastructure.”
Joseph Lim, CEO of Super Sea Cable Networks Pte Ltd said: “With this announcement, we are one step closer to bringing SEAX-1 new submarine cable system to Asia Pacific. We believe this cable system will enable high-speed and reliable connectivity that are foundational to the realization of smarter cities and smarter futures in this region. The professional and experienced team at Huawei Marine has been integral to the smooth running of this project.”
SEAX-1 is fully funded and possesses the necessary licenses to operate submarine and terrestrial cable systems within the territories of Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. Huawei Marine Networks Co., Limited (Huawei Marine) is a joint venture established by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. and Global Marine Systems Limited.
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.
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