Indosat awards submarine data cable contract to NEC

14 May 2008

Indonesian telecoms operator PT Indosat has selected NEC Corp to construct a submarine data transmission cable between Indonesia and Singapore. Thomson Financial reports the 1,330km cable will connect a number of islands between the two countries and offer initial capacity of 160Gbps, rising to 640Gbps and ultimately 1.28Tbps. The new cable is expected to go live in June 2009.

Indonesia, Singapore, Indosat Ooredoo (incl. IM2), NEC