Singtel completes SEA-ME-WE 5 landing in Singapore

SingaporeDatacenter Dynamics — Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) has announced that it has completed the landing of the Southeast Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE 5) undersea cable in Singapore, in the western part of the island at Tuas. Projected to be go live later this year, the 20,000km SEA-ME-WE 5 connects Singapore to France via Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Oman, United Arab Erimates, Djibuti, Yemen, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Italy.

Singtel completes shore landing of new undersea cable

SingaporeAsia One — SINGAPORE Telecommunications (Singtel) has completed the landing of the magnum 20,000 km South-east Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE 5) undersea cable at Tuas. Singapore, marking a major step towards its completion by the end of the year.

http://digital.asiaone.com/digital/news/singtel-completes-shore-landing-new-undersea-cable

SEA-ME-WE 5 undersea cable successfully landed at Tuas

SingaporeNEW STRAITS TIMES — SINGAPORE: The Southeast Asia–Middle East–Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE 5) undersea cable was successfully landed by Singtel at Tuas, Singapore. The SEA-ME-WE 5 cable system is being developed by a consortium comprising 17 global players, including Telekom Malaysia. On the Malaysian side, Telekom Malaysia landed the SEA-ME-WE 5 submarine cable in Melaka in January this year.

http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/03/132117/sea-me-we-5-undersea-cable-successfully-landed-tuas

SEA-ME-WE 5 subsea cable lands in France

APACYour Subsea News — The South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE 5) submarine cable, to be operational in the second half of 2016, landed at the submarine cable Station of la Seyne-sur-Mer, South of France. This new 20,000 km-long fiber optic cable will connect France to Singapore, serving 17 countries: Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, France, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Republic of Djibouti , Singapore, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Yemen.

http://www.yoursubseanews.com/sea-me-we+5+subsea+cable+lands+in+france_128414.html

SEA-ME-WE-5 submarine cable system lands in Djibouti

APACTelecom Paper — Djibouti Telecom has completed the landing of the SEA-ME-WE-5 submarine cable system in Haramous, achieving its primary goal of turning Djibouti into a major regional and global hub for telecommunication. SEA-ME-WE 5 has a total length of 20,000 km and connects 17 countries across South-East Asia, the Middle East and Western Europe, including France, Saudi Arabia, India and Malaysia.

http://www.telecompaper.com/news/sea-me-we-5-submarine-cable-system-lands-in-djibouti–1131927

SEA-ME-WE 5 cable lands in France

APACTelecom Paper — The SEA-ME-WE 5 submarine cable, due to be operational in the second half, has landed today at the submarine cable station of La Seyne-sur-Mer, near Toulon in southern France. The 20,000 km fibre cable will connect France to Singapore, serving fifteen countries along the way. These are Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Djibouti, Oman, the UAE, Qatar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Myanmar.

http://www.telecompaper.com/news/sea-me-we-5-cable-lands-in-france–1131052

Facebook and Google to enter Sri Lanka in June this year

Sri LankaSunday Times — While Sri Lanka being a developing island with many new innovations and technologies evolving, international big players and multibillionaires such as Facebook and Google are eyeing to enter the country in June this year.  Minister of Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure, Harin Fernando made this disclosure at the Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) launch of SEA-ME-WE 5 submarine cable system together with the launch of SLT’s Tier 4 National Data Centre, at the Presidents House in Colombo on Monday.

http://www.sundaytimes.lk/160207/business-times/facebook-and-google-to-enter-sri-lanka-in-june-this-year-181941.html

SLT introduces new submarine cable system

Sri LankaThe Nation — In 2014, SLT proudly announced its partnership with 15 international telecommunication operators representing 17 countries in the formation of a consortium in order to build the South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE 5) state-of-the-art undersea cable system. The SEA-ME-WE 5 submarine cable system spans approximately 20,000 km whilst offering POP-to-POP (Point of Presence) solutions from Singapore to Europe via France and Italy. The system connects 17 countries and serves as a new platform for the future development in the ICT industry.

http://nation.lk/online/2016/02/06/slt-introduces-new-submarine-cable-system.html

Subsea roundup: SEA-ME-WE 5 reaches Europe

APACSEA-ME-WE 5 has now reached the shores of Europe. Telecom Italia Sparkle has announced that the shore end at its landing station in Catania on the island of Sicily is now complete. There’s a lot left to do still though on what will be a 3-fiber-pair, 20,000km cable system landing in 17 countries. The whole thing is planned to be ready for service by the end of 2016.

http://www.telecomasia.net/content/subsea-roundup-sea-me-we-5-reaches-europe

SLT introduces SEA-ME-WE 5 submarine cable system and first tier 4 ready data center

Sri LankaThe Island —In 2014 SLT proudly announced its partnership with 15 international telecommunication operators representing 17 countries, in the formation of a consortium in order to build the SEA-ME-WE 5 state-of-the-art undersea cable system. The 1st of February 2016 marked the arrival of this multi-regional superhighway in Sri Lanka by the opening of the – cable-landing station building for the SEA-ME-WE 5 in Matara.

http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=139608

SEA-ME-WE 5 undersea cable system lands at Catania

APACTelecom Paper — TI Sparkle, Telecom Italia Group’s international operator, has announced that SEA-ME-WE 5 submarine cable system has been successfully connected to its landing station at Catania in Sicily. The completion of the landing is an important milestone towards the completion of the submarine cable, said TI Sparkle, adding that the 20,000 kilometre SEA-ME-WE 5 is due to go into full operation by the end of the year.

http://www.telecompaper.com/news/sea-me-we-5-undersea-cable-system-lands-at-catania–1125607

TM, NEC complete Malaysian segment of SEA-ME-WE 5 cable

MalaysiaTelecom Asia — Telekom Malaysia and NEC have completed the landing of a submarine cable system at Melaka, Malaysia. The cable system is a portion of the 20,000 km Southeast Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE 5) cable announced by a consortium of telcos in March 2014. TM EVP of global and wholesale Rozaimy Rahman said, “The telecommunications landscape in Malaysia is fast evolving and we are delighted to be able to support this development together with SEA-ME-WE 5 consortium members.”

http://www.telecomasia.net/content/tm-nec-complete-malaysian-segment-sea-me-we-5-cable

SEA-ME-WE 5 cable system lands in Malaysia

MalaysiaJCN Newswire — TOKYO: NEC Corporation today announced that Telekom Malaysia Berhad and NEC successfully completed the landing of the South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE 5) submarine cable system at Melaka, Malaysia. Upon completion in 2016, the 20,000 km cable system will provide 24 Terabits per second (Tbit/s) of capacity utilizing the latest 100Gbit/s coherent transmission technology via a fiber optic path between South East Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

http://en.acnnewswire.com/press-release/english/27509/sea-me-we-5-cable-system-lands-in-malaysia

Telkom’s Mega Submarine Cable Project SEA Has Landed in Dumai

IndonesiaJakarta Globe — Telkom Group as one member of the consortium submarine cable Southeast Asia – Middle East – Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE 5) carry out the deployment of submarine cables at the Station of Landing Cable at Puak Dumai Beach on Thursday, 19 November, 2015, witnessed by Director of Network and IT Telin, Tulus Sudarsono, and EVP Telkom Regional I, Teuku Muda Nanta.

http://jakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/press-release/telkoms-mega-submarine-cable-project-sea-landed-dumai-2/

China Wiring Up Myanmar Internet Access

ChinaEstablishment Post — Earlier in September, Jiang Zhengxin – vice general manager of China United Telecommunications Corp. –revealed that the company has been contracted to construct China’s first international undersea cable linking China and Myanmar improving Myanmar internet access.

http://www.establishmentpost.com/logging-connectivity-boost-new-myanmar-internet-cable/

Bangladesh takes Tk 6.6 billion project to hook up to the second submarine cable

BangladeshThe Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) approved the Regional Submarine Telecommunication Project for connection to the South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe-5 (SEA-ME-WE-5) submarine cable. According to the project paper, the 25,000-kilometre cables would be installed under sea from Singapore to Bangladesh through Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Myanmar under the Tk 6.6 billion project. The submarine cable system is operated by an international consortium of 16 companies from 14 countries.

http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2015/05/13/bangladesh-takes-tk-6.6-billion-project-to-hook-up-to-the-second-submarine-cable

MYTHIC submarine set to compete, from Maynmar

MyanmarCampana Group, based in Singapore with a Yangon subsidiary, will deliver international connectivity, a reliable submarine network and massive capacity at an economical price, U Myo Myint Ohn said. The firm’s MYTHIC cable project joins others currently in the works and aims to disrupt the effective monopoly state-owned incumbent Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) enjoys in doling out international capacity. The telco, as part of a consortium, currently runs the SEA-ME-WE 3 cable, which connects Myanmar to 33 other countries around the world. Soon, MPT will operate SEA-ME-WE 5, which will link up with 17 other countries.

http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/business/technology/13220-mythic-set-to-compete.html

Deal inked for second subsea cable

Bangladesh has signed a contract with a consortium to install a second submarine cable that will increase the country’s internet bandwidth by sevenfold. The SEA-ME-WE-5 cable that will connect 15 leading operators in the Asia-Pacific and Europe is expected to be installed in 22 months. “Bangladesh will be one of the consortium members as we signed the contract with an objective to get 1,400 gigabits per second of internet bandwidth for the country,” said Monwar Hossain, managing director of Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Ltd. The contract was signed on Friday in Kuala Lumpur.

http://www.thedailystar.net/deal-inked-for-second-subsea-cable-14696

Qatar to benefit from two major Internet projects

Two huge Internet cable projects, one submarine and one terrestrial, have been recently kicked off and will increase broadband Internet for the Gulf region – and with it Qatar – significantly. The first project is the new Southeast Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE 5) cable that will connect Asia, Africa and Europe and run over 20,000km from Marseille in France and Palermo in Italy to Singapore. Countries connected on the way are Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, the UAE, Oman, Djibouti, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

http://www.gulf-times.com/qatar/178/details/384478/qatar-to-benefit-from-two-major-internet-projects

NEC wins SEA-ME-WE 5 contract to strengthen ultra-broadband undersea connectivity

NEC Corporation has signed a contract with the South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE 5) consortium, comprising of 15 leading telecom operators to deploy a new 100 gigabit per second (Gbit/s) undersea cable system. The SEA-ME-WE 5 system will span 20,000 km from Singapore to Europe, and will deliver ultra-broadband capacity and faster access to consumers and businesses. The system will span 20,000 km connecting Singapore to France via Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Djibuti, Yemen, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Italy.

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/network-wifi/3506489/nec-wins-sea-me-we-5-contract-to-strengthen-ultra-broadband-undersea-connectivity/

Alcatel-Lucent, a consortium of 15 countries join forces to build ultra-broadband undersea connectivity between Singapore and France

Alcatel-Lucent has signed a contract with the South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE 5) consortium of 15 leading telecom operators to deploy a new 100 gigabit per second (Gbit/s) undersea cable system in a deal valued at several hundred million US dollars.  The SEA-ME-WE 5 system will span a 20,000 km-long swath from Singapore to Europe, and will deliver ultra-broadband capacity and faster access to consumers and businesses.

http://english.etnews.com/iters/2929175_5622.html