October 12, 2005 Morristown, NJ -- Tyco Telecommunications today launched its SEAHORSE Asia Pacific marine maintenance service; concurrently, the company announced that it has been awarded a long-term contract by Asia Netcom to provide marine maintenance and essential repairs for the entire EAC cable system. The subsea system spans 19,500 km, touching Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, the Philippines, and Korea.
Under the terms of the contract, Tyco will employ its SEAHORSE Asia Pacific service, a two cableship service featuring the company's Reliance Class vessels. The company says the SEAHORSE service is unique in its ability to address the particular demands of the Asia-Pacific region, covering the Eastern Pacific from Java and New Guinea to northern Japan.
"We are delighted that Asia Netcom has selected Tyco Telecommunications as their marine maintenance service provider through the deployment of this two cableship service," comments Frank Cuccio, vice president of Tyco Telecommunications. "We are committed to providing industry-leading service supported by performance guarantees, and to expanding our presence in this key region. The launch of SEAHORSE Asia Pacific clearly demonstrates Tyco Telecommunication's customer focused flexible solutions."
"Asia Netcom is pleased to take part as a launch customer for Tyco Telecommunication's SEAHORSE Asia Pacific, and looks forward to the innovative solutions that they are offering as part of our marine maintenance program," concludes Wilfred Kwan, Asia Netcom's senior vice president and CTO. "After a long assessment process, Asia Netcom chose Tyco Telecommunications based on their world class SLAs, cost-effectiveness, and their flexibility in accommodating our specific requirements."