Ooredoo Maldives and Huawei Marine on December 16, 2016, inaugurated the service provider's Nationwide Submarine Cable. The undersea cable system, which leverages 100-Gbps technology, will help Ooredoo Maldives bring high-speed mobile broadband services to the islands.
The submarine network, which Huawei Marine deployed, runs 1,200 km to connect six main islands in Maldives. The undersea fiber-optic network has a design capacity of 3.2 Tbps.
"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," said Vikram Sinha, Ooredoo Maldives' CEO. "With fiber being the backbone of digital nations across the world, we want 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 East Asia."
"Ooredoo's network upgrade supports the government's vision of making Maldives one of the best connected countries across South East Asia, and will contribute to taking the ICT industry of the Maldives to the next level," added Azleen Ahmed, Home Minister of Maldives. "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."
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