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General Cable wins long-haul submarine fibre-optic contract

Kalimantan and Sulawesi will soon be joining the rest of Indonesia in enjoying the benefits of high-bandwidth fibre-optic submarine cable. PT Telkom has awarded the contract for a 1,000-mile-plus link to General Cable Corporation subsidiary Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW) and partner Fujitsu. 
General Cable Corporation reported today that its subsidiary Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW) and  its repeater technology partner Fujitsu have been awarded a more-than-1,000-mile submarine fibre-optic  communications link project in Indonesia. The project, called JaKa2LaDeMa, was awarded by PT  Telekomunikasi Indonesia (PT Telkom) and is the first high-bandwidth fibre-optic submarine cable system for  the Indonesian islands of Kalimantan and Sulawesi, as well as Java, Bali and Lombok. The cable system was  awarded on a turnkey basis and is valued at over US$100 million.  
 Fujitsu will provide state-of-the-art terminal equipment, repeaters, branching unit system integration and  associated services, while NSW will manufacture the cable and provide other required services, eg, site survey,  marine installation and civil works. The value of the project to be recognised by NSW is approximately US$80  million and is expected to be completed in 1Q10. 
 General Cable acquired NSW in April 2007 and began an investment programme to expand the capability of the  facility to include submarine power cables and repeatered submarine communications cable. NSW is located on  a tributary of the North Sea with its own deep-sea pier: with the investment programme nearly complete NSW  is well-positioned to address all aspects of submarine cable needs for the expanding communications, offshore  wind farm and energy exploration markets. 
 * NSW, headquartered in Nordenham, Germany, is a manufacturer of submarine fibre-optic communications  and offshore power cables serving customers all over the world.  
 ** General Cable develops designs, manufactures, markets and distributes copper, aluminum and fibre-optic  wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, and communications markets.  

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