SEA-US Cable Targets for Completion in Q2 2017

According to public notice of FCC International Bureau, the Federal Communication Commission granted the cable landing license for the Southeast Asia – U.S. (SEA-US) fiber cable system on January 12, 2017. This key milestone enables the connection between the U.S. and Indonesia. And the SEA-US Cable is targeted for completion in Q2 2017.

The SEA-US consortium consists of PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin), Globe Telecom, RAM Telecom International (RTI), Hawaiian Telcom, Teleguam Holdings (GTA), GTI Corporation (a member of the Globe Telecom group of companies) and Telkom USA.

The SEA-US will consist of two subsystems and six segments totaling 15,000 kilometers in length:

  • SEA-US-West, connecting Indonesia, the Philippines, and Guam:

Segment 1: connecting Telin’s new cable landing station at Kauditan, Indonesia with Branch Unit 1, located off the coast of the Philippines;

Segment 2: connecting Branch Unit 1 with Globe’s new cable landing station at Davao, the Philippines;

Segment 3: connecting Branch Unit 1 with GTA’s new cable landing station at Piti, Guam; and

  • SEA-US-East, connecting Guam, Hawaii, and California:

Segment 4: connecting GTA’s new cable landing station at Piti, Guam, with Branch Unit 2, located off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii;

Segment 5: connecting Branch Unit 2 with HTSC’s existing inter-island cable landing station at Makaha, Hawaii, which will be augmented for the SEA-US Hawaii landing; and

Segment 6: connecting Branch Unit 2 with a cable landing station at Hermosa Beach, California, to be controlled and operated jointly by GTI, RTI, and Telkom USA.

SEA-US Cable Map

The SEA-US cable system is designed to bypass congested, earthquake-prone regions (Luzon Straight) and optimize stable connectivity.

The SEA-US system will consist of two optical fiber pairs on each segment, with an initial configuration capacity of 1.6 terabits per second (Tb/s) and a total design capacity of 20 Tb/s using 100 gigabit wavelength technology. 

The ownership in the SEA-US Cable System is listed below:

CONSORTIUM

MEMBER

SEA-US-WEST

SEA-US EAST

S1

S2

S3

S4, S5, and S6

Globe

-

100%

-

-

GTI

-

-

50%

22.12%

HTSC

-

-

-

13.27%

RTI

-

-

-

39.82%

GTA

-

-

-

2.65%

Telin

100%

-

50%

22.12%

Telkom USA

-

-

-

-

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