Indonesia’s largest telecoms operator, PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom), has awarded a USD100 million turnkey contract to Fujitsu Limited and its German partner Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke (NSW) to install a submarine fibre-optic cable system for the islands of Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Java, Bali and Lombok. The new ‘JaKa2LaDeMa’ ring will provide the first direct, high-bandwidth fibre connectivity to the Indonesian islands, and is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2010. Once operational, JaKa2LaDeMa will deliver scaleable capacity to support broadband internet, e-commerce, video, data and voice services. Under the deal, Fujitsu is providing terminal equipment, repeaters, branching units’ system integration and related services for the JaKa2LaDeMa project. NSW is providing surveying, marine installation and civil works, and will also integrate Fujitsu’s repeaters into the repeatered cables it is deploying.