Telkom Inaugurates New Submarine Communications Cable System

Friday, 30 December 2016 , 11:00:00 WIB - Advertorial

To turn Indonesia into the world’s telecommunications hub, TelkomGroup has inaugurated the operations of Southeast Asia – Middle East – West Europe (SEA-ME-WE) submarine communications cable system megaproject at Telkom Landing Station (TLS) in Pantai Puak, Dumai, on December 28, 2016.

"The inauguration of submarine communications cable project firms up Indonesia as the world’s telecommunications hub," said Telkom Wholesale & International Service Director Honesti Basyir at the inauguration event.

"SEA-ME-WE 5 adds a new global submarine telecommunications cable system into Telkom’s previous cable system, such as Dumai Malaka Cable System (DMCS), Batam Singapore Cable System (BSCS), Asia America Gateway (AAG), and Singapore Japan Cable System (SJC). All of the cable systems are developed to shape Telin’s vision as the manager of TelkomGroup international business to become the world’s hub for TIMES," he added.

According to him, they have made a right decision by selecting Dumai as the landing station. Dumai as a city that’s passed by the SEA-ME-WE 5 submarine communications cable system has an extraordinary potential of natural and human resources. This is the capital to turn Indonesia into the world’s telecommunications hub,’ he said.

"The development of SEA-ME-WE 5 submarine communications cable system has been started since August 29, 2014, and ready to be operated since December 13, 2016," Telkom Network, Information Technology & Solution Director Abdus Somad Arief explained in the event.

According to him, the submarine communications cable system completes the submarine communications cables owned by TelkomGroup. In the future, TelkomGroup’s submarine communications cable system will have a complete configuration by the presence of Southeast Asia – United States (SEA-US) and Indonesia Global Gateway (IGG).

TelkomGroup via Telin collaborates with 18 global telecommunications enterprises through a consortium to develop submarine communications cable with 20,000 kilometers in length that connect Indonesia directly to 15 countries in Southeast Asia, Middle East, and Europe. Dumai is the initial point of the landing station, and the end of SEA-ME-WE 5 submarine communications cable is located in Toulon, France.

"SEA-ME-WE 5 has the capacity to transmit 24 terabyte per second using 100G technology, so it could fulfill the increasing need for bandwidth in Asia and Europe with low latency. Therefore, TelkomGroup could provide more reliable and better services," Abdus Somad Arief said.

TelkomGroup is also developing Southeast Asia – United States (SEA-US) submarine communications cable system that connects Manado to Los Angeles directly, and Indonesia Global Gateway (IGG) that connects Manado to Dumai, completing the goal to turn Indonesia into the Global Digital TIMES Hub.

All of TelkomGroup’s infrastructure development initiatives are done to shape Telkom’s vision to become the King of Digital in the Region. In the end, all of the infrastructures are presented to develop Indonesian digital society for the development of Indonesia and the nation.