08 June 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
SEA Cable Exchange-1 (SEAX-1) linking Tanah Merah in Singapore to both Batam, Indonesia and Mersing, Malaysia, is now ready for service.
The cable is owned by Super Sea
Cable Networks Pte Ltd (SEAX), and has been constructed by
Huawei International and Huawei Marine Networks.
Speaking on the news, Joseph Lim, chief executive officer of
SEAX, said: "Service on SEAX-1 will significantly enhance
direct communication between Malaysia and Indonesia and
Singapore and lay the foundation for SEAX’s
broader plans to provide the ASEAN region with
readily-accessible, high-capacity, robust and diverse
connectivity options. SEAX’s network plan will
help establish the ASEAN region as a broadband corridor in line
with the ICT’s ASEAN Cooperation goals, providing
an engine of growth for the region."
The new repeater less 250km undersea cable comprises of
high-speed, large capacity, 24-fibre pair of fibre. Once
operational SEAX-1 will provide SEAX customers with robust, low
latency, high-bandwidth connectivity to meet the growing demand
for e-commerce and internet-based services throughout the ASEAN
On behalf of the team at HMN, we are pleased to have
partnered with SEAX to achieve this significant milestone,"
added Mike Constable, chief executive of Huawei Marine. "The
successful completion of SEAX-1, marks Huawei
Marine’s tenth project in Asia Pacific, which
illustrates the importance of high-speed connectivity to
facilitate cross-border ICT initiatives and the economic
development of the ASEAN region."
Construction on the project started in September 2016, at which
time completion was set for the end of 2017. Works were
carried out by SEAX in collaboration with its local partners PT
Super Sistem Ultima in Indonesia and SACOFA Sdn Bhd in
Back in April, Globacom, the Nigerian telecommunications
services provider, confirmed that it was building a new
fibre-optic subsea cable n Nigeria to be built by Huawei
– most likely Huawei Marine. The 850 kilometres
long cable named Glo2 will be integrated to
Globacom’s existing terrestrial backbone and offer
12Tbps of capacity.
SEA Cable Exchange-1,