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Huawei Marine announced it has commenced work on Desk Study and Marine Survey works in conjunction with key investor Tropic Science Co., Ltd. (Tropical Science) to construct the Pakistan East Africa Cable Express (PEACE) submarine cable, which connects South Asia with East Africa. With initial work underway, the project is targeted for completion in Q4, 2019.
The project has a total length of 13,000 km, and will connect South Asia (Pakistan) and East Africa (Djibouti) and Kenya, with a northern expansion to Egypt and further southern expansion from Kenya to South Africa.
The project will facilitate connectivity from China to Pakistan via existing terrestrial cable networks and create the shortest route from China to Europe via Africa. This network topology substantially reduces existing network lengths by up to 50 percent and when completed, will provide a cost-effective, diverse route for the escalating demand for capacity between Asia, Africa and Europe.
Tropical Science believes Africa’s market capacity is more attractive than many other regions as its networks are developing rapidly and the number of internet users in Africa is also growing at an unprecedented rate. The construction of this international information highway will become an important enabler of East Africa’s telecommunications as well as its social and economic development in future.
“We are pleased to commence work on this important project to ensure a timely delivery programme,” said Mao Shengjiang, COO of Huawei Marine. “Our customer-centric focus and commitment to quality and on-time delivery, is a hallmark of our company values. I would like to thank Tropical Science and our other partners for their trust in Huawei Marine.”
In October, at the 3rd Asia Pacific Submarine Networks Forum, Tropic Science, China-ASEAN Information Harbor, China Construction Bank and Huawei Marine signed and MOU for the construction of the PEACE submarine cable project.
Telcotech, which is building the Malaysia-Cambodia-Thailand (MCT) submarine cable announced in June 2013, says the able is now expected to be operational by the first quarter of 2017. Meanwhile Singapore-based Super Sea Cable Networks (SEAX), which is building a cable to connect the Eastern seaboard of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, has announced plans to expand it in two phases to Guam.
The MCT cable system will be Cambodia’s first subsea cable. It will run for 1,300 kilometers and will, according to Telcotech, “position Cambodia as the gateway to Asia [and] enable Cambodia to harvest the Asia traffic and extend the connectivity to ASEAN and the rest of the world via Malaysia.”
The cable will land at Sihanoukville, Cambodia, Rayong, Thailand, and Kuantan (Cherating), Malaysia. Telcotech says the landing stations in all three countries are complete and ready to receive the cable.
MCT will use 100Gbps technology and will support a capacity of at least 30Tbps. It will connect to other submarine cable systems, including the Asia-America Gateway that connects South East Asia to the United States.
Huawei Marine was named in September as the builder of the 250km SeaX-1 cable. The cable’s builder, SEAX, has now announced a second phase that will connect Singapore to the US through Guam. A third phase will connect Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia and will potentially act as an alternative path from these countries using Singapore as a transit hub to the rest of the world, SEAX says.
The SEAX-2 subsea cable system will be built in collaboration with PT Super Sistem Ultima, a licensed submarine cable operator in Indonesia, for the Indonesian landings. The 6,300 km system will have eight fiber pairs and seven branching units at Kuching (East Malaysia), Jakarta, Surabaya, Bali, Makassar, Balikpapan, Davao. It will have a planned capacity of 100 wavelengths each carrying 100Gbps.
In Guam it will interconnect with another subsea cable system to connect to the US west coast and will terminate at the One Wilshire data center.
Huawei Marine Networks claims to have achieved another breakthrough in transmission across an unrepeatered submarine cable with a transmission distance of 648.5 km in a laboratory test in Beijing. The test was performed on a 100Gbps channel over an ultra low loss optical fiber.
Huawei marine says the transmission was based on its advanced 100G technology, enhanced raman amplifier (ERPC) and remote optical pump amplifier (ROPA). It follows Huawei achieving transmission over an unrepeated distance of 627km in April.
“Combining PDM BPSK modulation, ODSP and third-generation soft decision technology, Huawei Marine’s advanced 100G transmission technology addresses the issue of high dependence on the dispersion compensation module and low PMD while reducing the requirement of optical signal to noise ratio,” Huawei said. “At the same time, the coding gain has been improved which greatly enhances 100G transmission capability while increasing transmission distance.”
Zhang Shigui, Vice President of Technology, Huawei Marine, said: “When used commercially, this technology will broaden the range of unrepeatered system applications and create value for our customers.” Huawei gave no indication as to when the technology might be commercially available
Singapore-based Super Sea Cable Networks has selected Huawei Marine to deploy its SEA Cable Exchange-1 (SeaX-1) cable that will connect the Eastern seaboard of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.
The 250km, 24-fibre pair cable that will connect Mersing (Malaysia), Changi (Singapore), and Batam (Indonesia). It is planned to be complete by the end of 2017.
Super Sea Cable Networks holds a facilities-based operator (FBO) license in Singapore and is supported by SACOFA, a telecommunication infrastructure provider in Sarawak, East Malaysia, to provide the landing in Malaysia. SACOFA’s affiliate company, Indonesian telecommunication infrastructure provider PT Super Sistem Ultima, will provide the landing in Indonesia.
Joseph Lim, CEO of Super Sea Cable Networks, said: “SeaX-1 passes through one of the busiest regions in the Asia Pacific region, where bandwidth demands are increasing exponentially. We believe this new submarine cable system will relieve bandwidth pressures on existing infrastructure and continue to provide this region with high-speed, reliable connectivity that will fast-track its growth.”
Pakistani internet and international connectivity provider Transworld Associates (TWA), a joint venture of Orascom Telecom, Saif Group and Omzest Group of Oman, has contracted Huawei Marine to upgrade its 1,300 submarine cable system, TW1 that connects Pakistan, United Arab Emirates and Oman.
According to Huawei Marine, the 100G upgrade will combine submarine and terrestrial systems into a unified network and increase the original system design capacity by six times by using its advanced WDM/OTN product OSN 8800/9800. "This will greatly enhance the operational and management capabilities of the TW1 system, while substantially lower operating expenses," Huawei says,
Naveed Malik, Vice President of TWA, said: "The flexible upgrade solution delivered by Huawei Marine will provide options for us to upgrade to 400G or 1 Terabit in the future, which will allow greater flexibility, while enabling us to maintain our quality and reliability commitments to customers."
TE Subcom to upgrade SJC cable
TE SubCom has signed a contract to perform its third network upgrade to the 8,986 km South-East Asia Japan Cable (SJC) System that links Brunei, mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the Philippines. The company will use its 100Gbps coherent transmission technology to increase the capacity by 6.3Tbps. The upgrade is due to be completed by the end of June 2016.
The SJC consortium is composed of Brunei International Gateway Sendirian, China Mobile International, China Telecom, China Telecom Global, Donghwa Telecom (a subsidiary of Chunghwa Telecom), Globe Telecom, Google, KDDI, Singtel, Telin (a subsidiary of Telekom Indonesia), and TOT of Thailand.