Huawei Marine Networks will deploy the SEA Cable Exchange – 1 (SeaX-1) subsea cable system connecting the Eastern seaboard of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. The system comprises of 250 km 24-fibre pair undersea fiber optic cable that will connect Mersing (Malaysia), Changi (Singapore), and Batam (Indonesia). It is expected to get completed by the end of 2017.
Once commissioned, it will target the wholesale operators in the markets, especially the carriers who wish to own, but not operate cable systems. Besides Malaysia and Indonesia, SeaX – 1 looks forward expanding to Thailand, the Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Myanmar.
A Singapore-based company Super Sea Cable Networks will own and operate this SeaX-1 subsea cable system. It will be also supported by SACOFA, a telecommunication infrastructure provider in Sarawak, East Malaysia, and Super Sistem Ultima, a telecommunication infrastructure provider in Indonesia.
Commenting on the new initiative, SEAX CEO Joseph Lim said, “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.”
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.”