Telkom selects NEC to build 100Gbps IGG subsea cable

08 September 2016 | Jason McGee-Abe


PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom) has signed a contract with NEC Corporation to build the 5,300km Indonesia Global Gateway (IGG) subsea cable, set to be completed in early 2018.

IGG, a 100Gbps x 80 wavelengths x 4 fibre pairs optical-fibre submarine cable system, will link the Indonesian cities of Dumai, Batam, Jakarta, Madura, Bali, Makassar, Bilikpapan, Takaran and Manadowith with Singapore.

"NEC is honoured to be selected once again by Telkom as the supplier of an optical-fibre submarine cable system, the advanced 100Gbps IGG system, providing connectivity among nine Indonesian cities and Singapore, and linking two international submarine cables at Dumai and Manado," said Toru Kawauchi, general manager of the submarine network division at NEC Corporation.

“Since first building an optical-fibre submarine cable system for Telkom in 1991, NEC has continuously helped to expand Indonesia's domestic connectivity. The Papua Cable System (SMPCS) being the latest such contribution, NEC is proud to have the chance to add yet another page to its service history with the IGG.”