Ooredoo, Huawei Marine launch Maldives subsea cable

19 December 2016 | Jason McGee-Abe


Ooredoo Maldives and Huawei Marine have today announced the inauguration of Ooredoo’s nationwide submarine cable, one year after the partnership to construct the 1,200km project was revealed.

Ooredoo Maldives - Subsea launch
Azleen Ahmed, home minister of the Maldives
The Nationwide Submarine Cable project is part of Ooredoo’s programme, strengthening its commitment to power a Digital Maldives and its networks by providing high-speed broadband services to all islands and resorts across the Maldives.

Deployed by Huawei Marine utilising its advanced 100G technology, the system stretches across 1,200km, connecting six main islands in Maldives with design capacity of 3.2T.

“Ooredoo’s network upgrade supports the government’s vision of making the Maldives one of the best connected countries across South Asia, and will contribute to taking the ICT industry of the Maldives to the next level,” said Azleen Ahmed, home minister of the Maldives speaking at the inauguration ceremony in Malé.

“Ooredoo continues to demonstrate the power of investment in bringing socioeconomic development to the nation, and we thank them for their incessant service to the Maldives.”

Vikram Sinha, Chief Executive Officer of Ooredoo Maldives said: “At Ooredoo, we strongly believe in the power of ICT technologies, especially broadband services, in connecting communities to new and life enhancing opportunities for socio-economic development. With fibre being the backbone of digital nations across the world, we want to ensure that we utilize the full potential of our submarine cable immediately. Powered by our multimillion dollar network upgrade, Ooredoo is proud to provide Maldives with the first 100% 4G+ network in South Asia.”

One year ago, Sinha said: "With this is mind, we are proud to take this revolutionary step that will enable us to connect our communities to a fast and reliable broadband internet and support their digital lifestyles from wherever they are in the Maldives."