This article was authored by Dylan Bushell-Embling, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.
Suppliers Huawei International and Huawei Marine Networks have completed construction and end-to-end testing of the new cable system.
The repeaterless subsea communications network will provide low latency, high-bandwidth connectivity for customers operating in the ASEAN region.
Super SEA Cable Networks (SEAX) and partners PT Super Sistem Ultima (Indonesia) and SACOFA (Malaysia) commenced construction of the system in September 2016. The cable links Tanah Merah in Singapore with both Batam in Indonesia and Mersing in Malaysia.
“Service on SEAX-1 will significantly enhance direct communication between Malaysia and Indonesia and Singapore and lay the foundation for SEAX’s broader plans to provide the ASEAN region with readily-accessible, high-capacity, robust and diverse connectivity options,” SEAX CEO Joseph Lim said.
“SEAX’s network plan will help establish the ASEAN region as a broadband corridor in line with the ICT’s ASEAN Cooperation goals, providing an engine of growth for the region.”
Huawei Marine CEO Mike Constable added that SEAX-1 marks Huawei Marine's tenth successful project in Asia-Pacific.
“On behalf of the team at HMN, we are pleased to have partnered with SEAX to achieve this significant milestone. The successful completion of SEAX-1... illustrates the importance of high-speed connectivity to facilitate cross-border ICT initiatives and the economic development of the ASEAN region,” he said.