Singapore – 31 May, 2018 – Super SEA Cable Networks Pte Ltd (SEAX), together with the supplier Huawei International and Huawei Marine Networks, today announced that following successful completion of construction and end-to-end testing, the SEAX-1 Cable System has achieved RFPA (Ready for Provisional Acceptance) on 29 May 2018.
SEA Cable Exchange-1 (SEAX-1) links Tanah Merah, Singapore to both Batam, Indonesia and Mersing, Malaysia. This new, repeaterless undersea communication network will provide SEAX-1’s customers with robust, low latency, high-bandwidth connectivity to serve the growing demand for e-commerce and internet-based services throughout the ASEAN region.
“Service on SEAX-1 will significantly enhance direct communication between Malaysia and Indonesia and Singapore and lay the foundation for SEAX’s broader plans to provide the ASEAN region with readily-accessible, high-capacity, robust and diverse connectivity options. SEAX’s network plan will help establish the ASEAN region as a broadband corridor in line with the ICT’s ASEAN Cooperation goals, providing an engine of growth for the region,” said Joseph Lim, Chief Executive Officer of SEAX.
Mike Constable, Chief Executive of Huawei Marine commented, “On behalf of the team at HMN, I am pleased to have partnered with SEAX to achieve this significant milestone. The successful completion of SEAX-1, marks Huawei Marine’s tenth project in Asia Pacific, which illustrates the importance of high-speed connectivity to facilitate cross-border ICT initiatives and the economic development of the ASEAN region.
Construction of the system was announced in September of 2016 by SEAX, in collaboration with its partners, PT Super Sistem Ultima for Indonesia and SACOFA Sdn Bhd for Malaysia; together with DRG Undersea Consulting, who as SEAX’s undersea network consultant, provided critical support in the development and implementation of SEAX-1.
About Huawei Marine Networks Co., Ltd.
Huawei Marine Networks Co., Limited (Huawei Marine) is a joint venture established by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. and Global Marine Systems Limited. Combining the substantial expertise of the two parent companies, Huawei Marine integrates the state-of-the-art optical transmission technology and 160 years of marine engineering and installation excellence, with a strong commitment to the development of innovative submarine cable network solutions throughout the globe. Huawei Marine delivers highly reliable, cost-effective turnkey submarine cable system solutions incorporating system design, integration and installation services with an on-going focus and commitment to customer support for network operators. For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.huaweimarine.com
About Super SEA Cable Networks Pte. Ltd.
Super SEA Cable Networks Pte. Ltd. (SEAX) is a telecommunication-based infrastructure company based in Singapore. SEAX focuses on developing strategic purpose-built telecommunication infrastructure designed to bring forth an unparalleled amount of capacity into the emerging markets of South East Asia (SEA), creating a paradigm shift in the manner of how wholesale telecommunication data business is conducted in the region. The company addresses Tier 1, 2 and 3 carriers and enables wholesale carriers to invest and own submarine cable systems without the hassle of having to operate them. SEAX is fully licensed in its targeted markets. For more information, please contact: email@example.com or visit www.seacablex.com
About PT Super Sistem Ultima
PT Super Sistem Ultima (SSU) is an Indonesian licensed telecommunication infrastructure company that is part of the SEAX Group of Companies. Its objective is to support the SEAX Group’s vision in the building of telecommunication network infrastructure within Indonesia as part of SEAX’s connectivity initiatives within the ASEAN region. For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.supersistem.id
About SACOFA Sdn Bhd
SACOFA Sdn Bhd is a Sarawak, East Malaysian based telecommunication infrastructure service provider whose primary objectives are to build and expand the provision of telecommunication network infrastructures throughout Sarawak. For more information, please visit www.sacofa.com.my
About DRG Undersea Consulting
DRG Undersea Consulting (DRG) is an advisory firm specializing in helping clients develop international telecom infrastructure, with a special emphasis on undersea fiber optic networks. Our members have supported clients who are planning, procuring and managing the construction of new undersea networks in every region of the world. DRG is currently active with projects connecting continents worldwide. DRG also often supports investors across the globe who need expert support to provide due diligence on prospective international undersea investments or acquisitions. For more information about DRG, visit www.drguc.com