A partnership comprising Fujitsu and iNorddeutsche Seekabelwerke, NSW, of Germany has won a $100m contract from PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia to supply a submarine cable system for the Indonesian islands Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Java, Bali, and Lombok.
The JaKa2LaDeMa network, which is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2010, will deliver the capacity to provide internet, e-commerce, video, data, and voice services. Fujitsu will provide terminal equipment, repeaters, branching units system integration, and associated services. NSW will provide its MINISUB repeatered and unrepeatered cables as well as surveying, marine installation, and civil services.
Gensei Katano, vice president of Fujitsu’s photonic systems group, submarine networks division, said: Fujitsu is extremely pleased to make a significant contribution to the construction of network infrastructure in Indonesia, which is one of the fastest growing markets in the world. We will continue to work closely with NSW for the successful delivery of the submarine cable system to PT Telkom.
Last year Fujitsu completed an upgrade of the 21,100 km Japan-US submarine cable system spanning the Pacific Ocean, and started upgrading the Singapore-India submarine link of the 20,000 km South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 4 submarine cable system.