Nexans’ Subsea Cable to Bring a Boost in Bandwidth to the Malaysian Peninsula
Nexans will manufacture and deliver 250 kilometers of subsea fiber-optic cable to Huawei Marine as prime turnkey supplier for the construction and deployment of the SEAX-1 project. The project will connect Malaysia and Indonesia, providing the population of the region with high-speed robust connectivity.
Paris La Défense, September 26, 2017 – In the always-on hyper-connected world it is easy to forget how heavily the world economy depends on submarine cables. Estimates show that 99 percent of all intercontinental trade and a major volume of international web traffic are carried via subsea connections. Yet the ever-growing demand for internet services is placing major bandwidth pressure on existing subsea infrastructure. In the framework of SEAX-1, one of the most significant projects addressing the global bandwidth challenge, Nexans is supplying 250 kilometers of high-speed fiber-optic cable to Huawei Marine.
The cable system, which will connect Malaysia and Indonesia, will be deployed by Huawei Marine Networks Co. Limited who has specified Nexans’ 24-fiber pair unrepeated (URC-1) cable and a section of land cable. This system will provide reliable connectivity to the rapidly growing number of internet users in the region. Nexans has commenced manufacture of the SEAX-1 cable at its dedicated facility in Rognan, Norway.
“After the success of the last ROC project with Nexans, they were the natural choice for the SEAX-1 Project. This will help our customer, Super Sea cable, to provide robust connectivity to the region.” said Zhang Chi, Deputy Project Director of SEAX-1.
“The SEAX-1 project confirms our long-standing relationship with Huawei Marine, who values the performance and reliability demonstrated by our URC-1 fiber-optic cable,” said Krister Granlie, Nexans Executive Vice President Submarine Telecom- and Special Cables System (STSC). “We look forward to boosting bandwidth in the region that will play a critical role in the continued economic development of Asia Pacific.”
Nexans brings energy to life through an extensive range of cables and cabling solutions that deliver increased performance for our customers worldwide. Nexans’ teams are committed to a partnership approach that supports customers in four main business areas: Power transmission and distribution (submarine and land), Energy resources (Oil & Gas, Mining and Renewables), Transportation (Road, Rail, Air, Sea) and Building (Commercial, Residential and Data Centers). Nexans’ strategy is founded on continuous innovation in products, solutions and services, employee development, customer training and the introduction of safe, low-environmental-impact industrial processes.
In 2013, Nexans became the first cable player to create a Foundation to introduce sustained initiatives for access to energy for disadvantaged communities worldwide.
Nexans is an active member of Europacable, the European Association of Wire & Cable Manufacturers, and a signatory of the Europacable Industry Charter. The Charter expresses its members' commitment to the principles and objectives of developing ethical, sustainable and high-quality cables.
Nexans, acting for the energy transition, has an industrial presence in 40 countries, commercial activities worldwide, is employing close to 26,000 people and generating sales in 2016 of 5.8 billion euros. Nexans is listed on Euronext Paris, compartment A.
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