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Nexans extends Indonesia’s information superhighway with Jayabaya submarine fiber optic cableNov 13, 2018
Paris La Défense, November 13, 2018 – Indonesia’s government has made a commitment to ensure telecommunications and broadband access for the country’s fast growing population of 267 million people. In line with this vision, Moratelindo continues to develop the nationwide fiber optic network with the construction of the Jayabaya high speed submarine cable system for Java Island, with Nexans supplying a total of 915 kilometer of fiber optic cables for this project.
The Jayabaya cable will provide a fiber optic link between Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital and largest city, and Surabaya, the capital of the East Java province on Java Island. The link will comprise three submarine segments: Jakarta to Cirebon; Cirebon to Semarang; Semarang to Surabaya.
The fiber optic cable is based on Nexans’ 24-core unrepeatered (URC-1) design. Near the shore, at water-depths below 20 meters, it will feature a double-armored (DA) construction for extra protection against damage from shipping and fishing activities. For depths between 20 and 200 meters a single-armored (SA) fiber optic cable will be deployed.
“ In today’s hyperconnected world, reliable communications and broadband services are a vital element for the socio-economic development of any country. By delivering the Jayabaya fiber optic link, Nexans is very happy to contribute to a further extension of Indonesia’s information superhighway, bridging the digital divide for the local communities scattered across the Indonesian archipelago. ”
Hans-Martin NorstrømSales manager for Nexans' Submarine Telecom and Special Cables (STSC) division
The Jayabaya cable was manufactured at Nexans Norway’s facility in Rognan. The installation of the cable is ongoing and is expected to be completed by the end of November 2018.