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April 1, 2009

NEC wins contract to build intra-Asian SCAN system

The Cable system will span 4,300km with three branching units to support future expansion

By CBR Staff Writer

NEC Corp. has signed a multimillion-dollar full turnkey contract with Fangbian Iskan Corporindo and Telemedia Pacific to supply the new intra-Asian Submarine Cable Asia Network system.

The cable system will provide the first direct cable link that connects the Indonesian capital of Jakarta and Surabaya to Hong Kong, where it will be further connected to other cable systems reaching around the globe, said NEC.

The Submarine Cable Asia Network (SCAN) system will span 4,300km, with three branching units to support future expansion to key ASEAN countries such as Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines. This cable will utilize the most advanced Dense WDM systems, with an initial capacity of 40Gbit/s transmission speed, upgradable to 1.92Tbit/s, added NEC.

NEC expects contract related activity to begin during the first half of 2009, and the new cable is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2011.

Akihisa Nakajima, associate senior vice president of NEC, said: NEC is honored to be participating in this project, which will provide valuable services throughout the region and demonstrate NEC’s continuing ability to produce high-quality products and services for this demanding industry.

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