Map - Layout of SKR1M cable
NEC will build 'SKR1M - Malaysia's first turnkey 100Gb/s (Gigabit per second) domestic submarine cable - system in Malaysia, said the Japanese IT networking systems provider.
Naoki Yoshida, NEC Corporation's general manager, Submarine Network Division, said a contract has been signed with Telekom Malaysia (TM) and TT dotCom (TTdC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of TIME dotCom (TIME), to construct the Sistem Kabel Rakyat 1 Malaysia (SKR1M), an optical submarine cable system that will connect Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak.
Yoshida said SKR1M, a 100 Gb/s optical fibre submarine cable system measuring about 3,700 kilometres in length, will connect Cherating, Kota Kinabalu, Miri, Bintulu, Kuching and Mersing.
The project will be completed in mid-2017, and will enhance connectivity between Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak.
"NEC is honoured to be selected by TM and TTdC as the supplier of the SKR1M submarine cable system. Dating back to 1980, NEC supplied Malaysia with its first domestic coaxial submarine cable system. Since then, NEC has continuously supplied its latest submarine cable systems for 35 years. Today, we pride ourselves on adding the SKR1M to our long list of contributions to the region," Yoshida.
Photo - Naoki Yoshida, NEC Corporation's general manager, Submarine Network Division
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