PT.Telkom taps NEC for Indonesia Global Gateway submarine network build

NEC Corp. (NEC; TSE: 6701) says it has signed a contract with PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk (Telkom) for the construction of the Indonesia Global Gateway Cable System (IGG). The submarine network will link the islands of Sumatra, Batam, Jawa, Bali, Kalimantan, and Sulawesi with Singapore.

NEC Corp. (NEC; TSE: 6701) says it has signed a contract with PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk (Telkom) for the construction of the Indonesia Global Gateway Cable System (IGG). The submarine network will link the islands of Sumatra, Batam, Jawa, Bali, Kalimantan, and Sulawesi with Singapore.

The 5,300-km IGG will feature 80 wavelengths of 100 Gbps on each of four fiber pairs. When construction completes, a milestone expected in early 2018, the submarine cable network will connect the cities of Dumai, Batam, Jakarta, Madura, Bali, Makassar, Bilikpapan, Takaran, and Manado with Singapore. It also will offer forward connectivity with two other undersea networks, one from Europe landing in Dumai and the other from the U.S. West Coast terminating in Manado.

"NEC is honored to be selected once again by Telkom as the supplier of an optical fiber submarine cable system, the advanced 100-Gbps IGG system, providing connectivity among nine Indonesian cities and Singapore, and linking two international submarine cables at Dumai and Manado," said Toru Kawauchi, general manager, Submarine Network Division at NEC. "Since first building an optical fiber submarine cable system for Telkom in 1991, NEC has continuously helped to expand Indonesia's domestic connectivity. The Papua Cable System (SMPCS) being the latest such contribution, NEC is proud to have the chance to add yet another page to its service history with the IGG."

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