Huawei Ocean recently announced that it has been awarded a contract to build the Maldives Sri Lanka Cable, or MSC. It is understood that the MSC sea cable is a four-fiber system, the cable is located in the northern Indian Ocean, directly to the Maldives’ eastern island of Hulhumale and sri Lanka’s western city of Mount Lavinia, a total length of about 840 km.
The construction was jointly funded by Maldivian telecommunications operator Ooredoo Maldives PLC, Dhivehi Raajjege Gulhun PLC and Sri Lankan telecommunications operator Dialog Axiata PLC.
MSC cable system will apply Huawei Ocean’s high-output power titanium subsea repeater, can achieve more than 130 km of cross-segment length, to reduce the use of repeaters, while ensuring the same transmission capacity while reducing construction costs.
It is reported that MSC cable will be put into commercial use by the end of 2020, has now entered the implementation phase. The project will provide high-speed, stable and sufficient international bandwidth for local residents and businesses in Maldives and Sri Lanka, and promote the development of the local digital economy.
Mike Constable, Ceo of Huawei Marine, said, “We are pleased to work with our partners once again to provide a fast and reliable telecommunications infrastructure to further promote economic development and meet the growing connectivity needs of this important region.” “