SEA-ME-WE 5 Subsea Cable Lands in Melaka, Malaysia

NEC Corporation and Telekom Malaysia have completed the landing of the South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE 5) submarine cable system at Melaka, Malaysia.

Upon completion in 2016, the 20,000 km cable system will provide 24 Terabits per second (Tbit/s) of capacity utilizing the 100 Gbit/s coherent transmission technology.

The system will link South East Asia, the Middle East and Europe, with connections to Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Djibouti, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the Republic of Turkey, Italy and France.

NEC is in charge of deploying the segment spanning from Singapore to Sri Lanka, including the Malaysia branch, where the shore end cable landed in Melaka.

“The telecommunications landscape and needs in Malaysia are fast evolving and we are delighted to be able to support this development together with SEA-ME-WE 5 consortium members,” said Rozaimy Rahman, Executive Vice President, Global & Wholesale, TM. “The installation of this new cable system presents greater opportunities to empower the Malaysian people through an enhanced connectivity with South East Asia, the Middle East and Europe.”

“We are pleased with the successful landing of the SEA-ME-WE 5 Cable System at Melaka, achieving yet another important milestone towards completing the construction of this significant project,” said Katsuji Yamaguchi, SEA-ME-WE 5 Project Manager at NEC Corporation. “I truly believe this new cable will make valuable contributions to Malaysia and the surrounding economies.”