Ooredoo and Huawei deploying nationwide fibre optics in the Maldives

Ooredoo Maldives has partnered with Huawei Marine for a $25 Million Project to deploy a nationwide fibre optic submarine cable.

Using Huawei Marine’s 100G technology, the cable stretches across 1200 km and will bring about key enhancements to the quality of internet connectivity across the country. Combined with an escalated network capacity for the delivery of high bandwidth services, this will provide Ooredoo with an enhanced resilient network that can fully address the country’s increasing communication needs across developing islands and new resort locations.

The Maldives’ Minister of Home Affairs Umar Naseer said: “The Government has a strong vision of making Maldives one of the most digitally advanced countries in the region. Ooredoo’s National Submarine Cable will greatly contribute towards the delivery of this vision.”

Ooredoo’s CEO, Vikram Sinha said: “As the internet continues to bring remarkable value to individuals, families and businesses across the world, we are of firm belief that it is the right of each and every individual to be connected to the abundant benefits of the internet. With this is mind, we are proud to take this step that will enable us to connect our communities to a fast and reliable broadband internet and support their digital lifestyles from wherever they are in the Maldives.”

The submarine cable will allow Ooredoo to address rising traffic needs arising from the surge in usage of mobile broadband and fibre access to home and businesses. For the project, Huawei Marine will deploy its highly advanced fibre optical technology to escalate capacity and network flexibility. The nationwide submarine cable is expected to complete by the end of 2016.


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