PT Telkom Selects NEC to Build Indonesia Global Gateway Submarine Cable

NEC Corporation has signed a contract with PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia to develop the Indonesia Global Gateway Cable System (IGG).

The IGG is a 100 Gigabit per second (Gbps) x 80 wavelengths (wl) x 4 fibre pairs (fp) optical fibre submarine cable system, measuring approximately 5,300 kilometres, that will connect the cities of Dumai, Batam, Jakarta, Madura, Bali, Makassar, Bilikpapan, Takaran and Manado with Singapore.

Once IGG is completed in early-2018, this cable system will not only enhance connectivity among these major cities of Indonesia, but it is designed to provide direct connectivity between two international submarine cables, one from Europe landing in Dumai, and the other from the west coast of the U.S. terminating in Manado.

"NEC is honoured to be selected by Telkom as the supplier of an optical fibre submarine cable system, the advanced 100Gb/s IGG system, providing connectivity among nine Indonesian cities and Singapore, and linking two international submarine cables at Dumai and Manado. Since first building an optical fibre submarine cable system for Telkom in 1991, NEC has continuously helped to expand Indonesia's domestic connectivity”, said Mr. Toru Kawauchi, General Manager, Submarine Network Division, NEC Corporation.

The system will connect the islands of Sumatra, Batam, Jawa, Bali, Kalimantan and Sulawesi with Singapore.

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