[Tianjin, China, November 19, 2018] Huawei Marine and PCCW Global today announced that the submarine cable used in the MARS project has landed on Rodrigues Island, an outer island that forms part of Mauritius. The MARS project is the first submarine cable system to connect the islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues.
The MARS project uses Huawei's advanced 100G WDM transmission technology to provide a system design capacity of 16 Tbps. Despite the challenges associated with the November monsoon season, Huawei Marine advanced the implementation program of the 730km system, to ensure completion ahead of schedule and provided Rodrigues’ with high-speed bandwidth, allowing both residents and tourists much needed access to the Internet and benefits of the digital economy.
The successful system completion will significantly advance the island’s existing high-cost, low bandwidth satellite based communications system and further facilitate Rodrigues’ booming tourism industry.
Frederick Chui, Senior Vice President, Global Data Sales and Presales of PCCW Global, emphasizes: "Despite being traditionally underserved, Africa has the fastest-growing youth population in the world and a constantly increasing appetite for connectivity across both the continent and its neighboring islands. The linking of Rodrigues to the main island of Mauritius through the MARS project will result in substantial economic benefit and demonstrates PCCW Global’ s long-standing commitment to building infrastructure in Africa to support and grow the continent's emerging digital economy.”
Jas Dhooper, Vice President of Delivery, Huawei Marine, said: "It is my pleasure today to be present at the landing ceremony for the MARS Submarine Cable. Huawei Marine is honored to partner with PCCW Global to improve network connectivity and the end-user experience on Rodrigues Island. Huawei Marine will continue to provide high-quality service delivery capabilities and industry leading technology to ensure the successful completion of this project."
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 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.
About PCCW Global
PCCW Global is the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong's premier telecommunications service provider, which is majority-owned by PCCW Limited. Covering more than 3,000 cities and 150 countries, the PCCW Global network supports a portfolio of integrated global communications services including connectivity, applications, and tailored solutions facilitated by the on-demand Console Connect digital platform.
Global is headquartered in Hong Kong, and maintains regional centers in Australia, Belgium, China, France, Greece, Japan, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
To learn more about PCCW Global, please visit: www.pccwglobal.com