South East Asia - America Submarine Cable System Construction Begins


Published Date : Mar 31, 2015

The landmark submarine cable system project direct between Indonesia and United States was flagged off. The telecommunication companies which have come together to form a global consortium to construct and operate the project South-East-Asia-United States (SEA-US)
 Submarine cable system project announced the start of the work. 

The major suppliers for the project would be NEC Corporation of America and NEC Corporation which is estimated at a cost of US$250 million. The project is expected to be completed in the last quarter of 2016. The SEA-US cable system will link five territories and areas of Davao which is in Southern Philippines, Honolulu located on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, Manado located in Indonesia, Piti located in the territory of Guam, and Los Angeles located in continental U.S.

The submarine cable system is expected to be 15,000 kilometers in length which will pass through a unique route. The submarine cable system link is designed to bypass areas vulnerable to earthquakes in Eastern Asia. The submarine cable link system is engineered to offer a strategic diversity and stable network connection for transpacific networks which fall in the connectivity range.

As per the technical configuration, initially the submarine cable system will offer a capacity 20 terabit/second (Tb/s). The system will also have 100 Gigabit/s state-of-the-art technologies. The design capacity is expected to meet the bandwidth and offer unparalleled performance for growing demand between North America and South East Asia. Other countries which can enjoy the benefit of SEA-US are Singapore, Brunei, New Guinea and some more with additional connectivity in the system.