Consortium begins construction of $250M cable system

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consortium-biz it-march 31-foto NEC Corporation?and NEC Corporation of America?are the?system suppliersfor the $250 million project that is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2016. The SEA-US system will link the five areas?and?territories of Manado in Indonesia; Davao in Southern Philippines; Piti in the territory of Guam; as well as Honolulu (on the island of Oahu), Hawaii; and Los Angeles, California in the continental US. The?system will be approximately 15,000 kilometers?in?length, stretched along a unique route?and has been designed and engineered to bypass?earthquake?prone areas?in East Asia, thereby providing?a?strategic diversity in the range of?connectivity to transpacific networks?with ensured stable connectivity. The cable system will provide?an?initial 20 terabit per second capacity,?with state-of-the-art 100 gigabit per second technology. This?capacity will help to meet the exponentially growing demand for bandwidth between Southeast Asia and North America in unparalleled performance, especially for those two ASEAN countries. With further connectivity using existing and planned submarine cable systems in the region, other countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Papua New Guinea, and Australia can enjoy the benefit of the SEA-US. The?SEA-US consortium?consists of?PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin), Globe Telecom, RAM?Telecom?International (RTI),?Hawaiian Telcom, Teleguam Holdings (GTA),?GTI Corporation (a member of the Globe Telecom group of companies) and?Telkom USA.]]>

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