Work begins on SEA-ME-WE 6 submarine cable

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Following the in footsteps of its smaller predecessors within the SEA-ME-WE sequence, right this moment has seen the SEA-ME-WE 6 consortium introduced that work has begun on the mission.
SEA-ME-WE 6 system will span roughly 19,200km between Singapore and France, touchdown at 12 places throughout South East Asia…

Following the in footsteps of its smaller predecessors within the SEA-ME-WE sequence, right this moment has seen the SEA-ME-WE 6 consortium introduced that work has begun on the mission.

SEA-ME-WE 6 system will span roughly 19,200km between Singapore and France, touchdown at 12 places throughout South East Asia, the Center East, and Western Europe, providing an alternate route for knowledge visitors between Asia and Europe. 

The cable system won’t solely be the most important of the SEA-ME-WE sequence however will comprise extra fibre pairs and greater than double the capability of its smaller sister cables. SEA-ME-WE 6 will have the ability to switch greater than 100 terabytes of date per second, equal to roughly 40,000 high-definition movies per second.

The members of the consortium have additionally been revealed in full: Bangladesh Submarine Cable Firm, Bharti Airtel Ltd. (India) Dhiraagu (Maldives), Djibouti Telecom, Mobily (Saudi Arabia), Orange (France), Singtel (Singapore), Sri Lanka Telecom, Telecom Egypt, Telekom Malaysia, Telin (Indonesia), and Trans World Associates (Pakistan), China Cell Worldwide, China Telecom International Restricted, China Unicom, and Microsoft (United States).

Estimates recommend that the whole value of the mission can be roughly $500 million.

“With this new cable system, our companions will have the ability to meet and exceed capability calls for throughout a number of areas,” stated Mr. Yue Meng Fai, Chairperson of the SEA-ME-WE 6 Administration Committee and Senior Director, Consortium Cable Engineering, Singtel. “This new, dependable and resilient system encompasses a number of the most superior transmission applied sciences on the planet and can enhance entry to providers for everybody alongside this route.”

If all goes to schedule, the system ought to be operational in Q1 of 2025. 



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