Optical fiber supplier Corning Inc. announced today that PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN), a state-owned Indonesian gas company, has selected Corning Vascade L1000 optical fiber for its undersea Indonesian network. This is the first installation of Vascade L1000 fiber in Southeast Asia.
The 292-cabled-km network, which will connect Sumatra to Singapore via the Indonesian island of Batam, will contain approximately 9,400 km of Vascade L1000 fiber. This advanced undersea singlemode fiber is designed for short-haul submarine networks operating at higher data rates, including 10 Gbits/sec, explain Corning representatives.
PGN is a state-owned gas transmission and distribution company in Indonesia, which in addition to managing existing gas pipeline networks, is developing the Indonesia Gas Transmission Network, including a real-time gas distribution management system requiring sophisticated on-line communications. PGN selected Vascade L1000 optical fiber as the backbone of this system.