Nexans’ Subsea Cable to Bring a Boost in Bandwidth to the Malaysian Peninsula
Nexans will manufacture and deliver 250 kilometers of subsea fiber-optic cable to Huawei Marine as prime turnkey supplier for the construction and deployment of the SEAX-1 project. The project will connect Malaysia and Indonesia, providing the population of the region with high-speed robust connectivity.
Paris La Défense, September 26, 2017 – In the always-on hyper-connected world it is easy to forget how heavily the world economy depends on submarine cables. Estimates show that 99 percent of all intercontinental trade and a major volume of international web traffic are carried via subsea connections. Yet the ever-growing demand for internet services is placing major bandwidth pressure on existing subsea infrastructure. In the framework of SEAX-1, one of the most significant projects addressing the global bandwidth challenge, Nexans is supplying 250 kilometers of high-speed fiber-optic cable to Huawei Marine.
The cable system, which will connect Malaysia and Indonesia, will be deployed by Huawei Marine Networks Co. Limited who has specified Nexans’ 24-fiber pair unrepeated (URC-1) cable and a section of land cable. This system will provide reliable connectivity to the rapidly growing number of internet users in the region. Nexans has commenced manufacture of the SEAX-1 cable at its dedicated facility in Rognan, Norway.
“After the success of the last ROC project with Nexans, they were the natural choice for the SEAX-1 Project. This will help our customer, Super Sea cable, to provide robust connectivity to the region.” said Zhang Chi, Deputy Project Director of SEAX-1.
“The SEAX-1 project confirms our long-standing relationship with Huawei Marine, who values the performance and reliability demonstrated by our URC-1 fiber-optic cable,” said Krister Granlie, Nexans Executive Vice President Submarine Telecom- and Special Cables System (STSC). “We look forward to boosting bandwidth in the region that will play a critical role in the continued economic development of Asia Pacific.”
As a global leader in advanced cabling and connectivity solutions, Nexans brings energy to life through an extensive range of best-in-class products and innovative services. For over 120 years, innovation has been the company’s hallmark, enabling Nexans to drive a safer, smarter and more efficient future together with its customers. Today, the Nexans Group is committed to facilitating energy transition and supporting the exponential growth of data by empowering its customers in four main business areas: Building & Territories (including utilities, smart grids, emobility), High Voltage & Projects (covering offshore wind farms, submarine interconnections, land high voltage), Telecom & Data (covering data transmission, telecom networks, hyperscale data centers, LAN), and Industry & Solutions (including renewables, transportation, Oil & Gas, automation, and others). Corporate Social Responsibility is a guiding principle of Nexans’ business activities and internal practices. In 2013 Nexans became the first cable provider to create a Foundation supporting sustainable initiatives bringing access to energy to disadvantaged communities worldwide. The Group’s commitment to developing ethical, sustainable and high-quality cables drives its active involvement within several leading industry associations, including Europacable, The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), International Cablemakers Federation (ICF) or CIGRE to mention a few. Nexans employs more than 26,000 people with industrial footprint in 34 countries and commercial activities worldwide. In 2017, the Group generated 6.4 billion euros in sales. Nexans is listed on Euronext Paris, compartment A. For more information, please consult: www.nexans.com