Unicom completes Myanmar cable

17 Nov 2014

China Unicom has completed the deployment of a 1,500km fibre-optic link from the southwest Chinese province of Yunnan to Ngwe Saung Beach in the Irrawaddy Delta of Myanmar, Zee News writes. Deployment of the USD50 million cable began in 2011, and the link runs from Ruili and Muse on the Chinese/Myanmar border to the coast, via Mandalay and Yangon. The fibre-optic link will connect to the new SEA-ME-WE 5 cable when the new submarine system is ready for service, in 2016.