Telkom Group, as one of the consortium member in Southeast Asia – Middle East – Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE 5) cable system had physically landed the undersea cable at Cable Landing Station in Puak Dumai Beach on Thursday, 19 November 2015, witnessed by oleh Director of Network and IT Telin, Tulus Sudarsono, and EVP Telkom Regional I, Teuku Muda Nanta.

The SEA-ME-WE 5 cable system is stretched along Southeast Asia, Middle East, up to Western Europe with approximate 20.000 km in length, connecting 15 countries: Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, UAE, Oman, Qatar, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, Italy, and France.

The SEA-ME-WE 5 cable system is developed with capacity of 24 tera bit per second using 100G technology. It expects to be ready for service in November 2016.

Telkom Group participation in SEA-ME-WE 5 consortium will strengthem its position as a global operator that has joined other consortium namely Batam Singapore Cable System (BSCS), Dumai Malaka Cable System (DMCS), Asia America Gateway (AAG), Singapore Japan Cable System (SJC), Southeast Asia-United States (SEA-US), Sulawesi Maluku Papua Cable System (SMPCS), and Indonesia Global Gateway (IGG) that soon be developed.

Thereby, these cable systems will be able to connect along Europe, Asia, and America continent.

“SEA-ME-WE 5 cable system development will strengthen Indonesia’s strategic position to providing global infrastructure towards Indonesia as The New Global Hub”, said Syarif Syarial Ahmad, President Director of Telin.

SEA-ME-WE 5 cable system is a consortiums of 19 global telecommunication operators, they are BSCCL (Bangladesh), CMI, CTG, China Unicom (China), Djibouti Telecom (Djibouti), du (UAE), Ooredoo (Qatar), Orange (France), MPT (Myanmar), Telin, Telkom, STC (Saudi Arabia), Singtel (Singtel), SLT (Sri Lanka), Telecom Italia Sparkle (Italy), TM (Malaysia), TTI (Turkey), TWA (Pakistan), and Telecom Egypt.

Source: Telin