NEC and Fujitsu win Asia Submarine-cable Express that will link Japan to Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Malaysia


NEC and Fujitsu today announced an agreement with NTT Communications, the Philippines Long Distance Telephone Company, StarHub Limited and Telekom Malaysia Berhad to construct the Asia Submarine-cable Express system, a high-bandwidth optical submarine cable system that will link Japan to Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Malaysia. The ASE is designed for a transmission speed of 40Gb/s. Overall project management will be carried out jointly by the NEC and Fujitsu consortium. The manufacture and installation of all submersible plants such as Repeaters, OADM Branching Units and Cables, the Power Feeding Equipment and submersible plant monitoring system will be implemented by NEC.


The manufacture and installation of Submarine Line Terminal Equipment and the Management Controller will be implemented by Fujitsu. The ASE will meet the demand for intra-Asia connectivity between South East Asia and North Asia.




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