Fujitsu, NSW complete Indonesian JaKa2LaDeMa submarine fiber-optic network

May 28, 2010
MAY 28, 2010 -- Fujitsu Ltd. in collaboration with Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW) of Germany, has successfully completed a $100 million submarine fiber-optic cable network for PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk. (Telkom Indonesia). The network links the Indonesian islands of Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Java, Bali, and Lombok to give residents their first direct access to high-bandwidth Internet, e-commerce, video, data, and voice services.

MAY 28, 2010 -- Fujitsu Ltd. in collaboration with Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW) of Germany, has successfully completed a $100 million submarine fiber-optic cable network for PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk. (Telkom Indonesia). The network links the Indonesian islands of Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Java, Bali, and Lombok to give residents their first direct access to high-bandwidth Internet, e-commerce, video, data, and voice services.

Having been successfully installed and tested by the end of April 2010, the network, called "JaKa2LaDeMa," will significantly enhance data transmission capacity between the islands, Fujitsu says. This is particularly important for Bali, which is of key commercial importance to Indonesia. In addition, the link within Kalimantan and the Kalimantan-Sulawesi link give businesses and residents not only their first high-bandwidth services, but also ensure the robustness of the entire network in Indonesia.

Fujitsu has provided the overall system design of the repeatered infrastructure with its terminal equipment, submersible repeaters, and branching units, as well as associated services including the integration of repeaters with NSW cables.

Gensei Katano, Fujitsu group vice president, submarine networks, commented, "Fujitsu is proud to complete the JaKa2LaDeMa project on schedule, together with our partner NSW. This is a strategically important system for all of Indonesia. The new links will convey not only voice and Internet data, but also friendship between Indonesia and the world.

"In addition, the experience we gained from implementing a state-of-the-art system, which comprises both repeatered and repeaterless solutions, will benefit telecommunications companies around the world looking for flexibility, reliability, and performance in the planning of submarine networks," Katano added.

NSW's scope of work included survey and route engineering, submarine cable manufacture, marine installation, civil works (including terrestrial cable supply and installation), as well as transmission and full commissioning services. NSW used its MINISUB repeatered and repeaterless cable family for the deployment.

Rudolf Stahl, Chairman of NSW, said, "With the experience already gained in past projects in the region, and having turned around the JaKa2LadeMa system in close cooperation with Telkom Indonesia, we are in a strong position to help spread the infrastructure network further to more remote areas of the Indonesian archipelago if necessary."

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