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19 February 2013
Telekom Malaysia (TM) has announced that its first private international submarine cable system, Cahaya Malaysia, has officially landed at Tseung Kwan O, in Hong Kong, completing its intended route.
Cahaya Malaysia is designed to
offer low latency connections from Malaysia to Japan and Hong
Kong and has been carrying internet traffic between Japan and
Malaysia since August 2012.
The final leg to Hong Kong was completed earlier this month and
is now ready to serve connections between Malaysia and Hong
Kong and Hong Kong and Japan.
"The landing of Cahaya Malaysia in Hong Kong, which forms the
backbone in linking TM’s very own data centre,
VADS Data Centre Hong Kong (VADS DCHK) with Malaysia and the
rest of the world will further strengthen TM’s
ever growing ICT and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
footprint outside Malaysia. This will also enhance
TM’s ability to meet the expectations and
requirements of the industry as well as supporting
Malaysia’s aspiration to become the regional data
centre hub by 2015 via our ICT arm, VADS Berhad," said Rozaimy
Rahman, EVP, carrier-to-carrier at TM.
Cahaya Malaysia is a two-fibre pair system within the six-fibre
Asia Submarine cable Express (ASE) system linking Malaysia to
Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Singapore.
TM said Cahaya Malaysia can reach an initial design phase of up
to 10Tbps using 40Gbps coherent technology and has been
designed to support 100Gbps technology support a significant
increase in design capacity in the future.
The cable will also utilise existing cable systems that land in
Hong Kong including the Asia America Gateway (AAG), Asia
Pacific Cable Network (APCN2), East Asia Crossing City to City
(EAC-C2C), South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 3
(SEA-ME-WE4), Tyco Global Network-Intra Asia (TGN-IA) to
provide connecting to other Asian countries and the US.
TM owns or leases capacity on more than 10 submarine cable
systems, spanning 60,000 fibre route miles.