Fujitsu Limited announced today that, in collaboration with Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW) of Germany, it has successfully completed a US$100 million submarine optic-fiber cable network for PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk. (Telkom Indonesia) covering the Indonesian islands Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Java, Bali and Lombok and giving the residents of these islands their first direct access to high-bandwidth Internet, e-commerce, video, data, and voice services.
Having been successfully installed and tested by the end of April 2010, the network, called JaKa2LaDeMa, will significantly enhance data transmission capacity between the islands. This is particularly important for Bali, which is of key commercial importance to Indonesia. In addition, the interlink within Kalimantan and the Kalimantan-Sulawesi link give businesses and residents not only their first high-bandwidth services, but also ensure the robustness of the entire network in Indonesia.
Fujitsu has provided the overall system design of repeatered solution with its state-of-the-art terminal equipment, submersible repeaters, and branching units, as well as the associated services including the integration of repeaters with NSW cables.
Gensei Katano, Fujitsu Group Vice President, Submarine Networks, commented: "Fujitsu is proud to complete the JaKa2LaDeMa project on schedule, together with our partner NSW. This is a strategically important system for all of Indonesia. The new links will convey not only voice and Internet data, but also friendship between Indonesia and the world.
"In addition, the experience we gained from implementing a state-of-the-art system, which comprises both repeatered and repeaterless solutions, will benefit telecommunications companies around the world looking for flexibility, reliability, and performance in the planning of submarine networks."
NSW's scope of work comprised a full turnkey solution, including survey and route engineering, submarine cable manufacture, marine installation, civil works, including terrestrial cable supply and installation, as well as transmission and full commissioning services.
Rudolf Stahl, Chairman of NSW, said: "We thank Telkom Indonesia for the trust brought forward in realizing the challenges of this project, and the good working relationship fostered in the process. We also thank Fujitsu for the trust placed into our submarine cable products. The cooperation with Fujitsu as consortium partner has been very productive and solid, and we continue to go from strength to strength in this partnership, having delivered the second large-scale contract for repeatered cable in the space of 24 months.
"With the experience already gained in past projects in the region, and having turned around the JaKa2LadeMa system in close cooperation with Telkom Indonesia, we are in a strong position to help spread the infrastructure network further to more remote areas of the Indonesian archipelago if necessary. This project, which combines both repeatered and repeaterless cable supply and installation, has put a confirmative seal on declaring the consortium of Fujitsu and NSW a natural choice for full turnkey submarine cable systems on a worldwide basis."
Fujitsu's optical submarine repeater is of the latest design, fully qualified and the most reliable in the industry. In fact, Fujitsu has supplied more than 2,500 repeaters and has never experienced a single failure of a repeater in commercial service in almost 40 years of its submarine networks operating worldwide.
The fiber-optic submarine cable of choice for this project was NSW's MINISUB™ repeatered and repeaterless cable family. The outstanding features of this fully proven cable system are its compact and robust design, which ensures excellent performance, cable handling, laying and recovery characteristics.