Huawei Marine Networks has successfully completed construction of the MATARAM-KUPANG Cable System. This system is about 1,200 km, connecting five islands off in the east of Indonesia, totally 7 landing points. MKCS system is the first submarine cable system in this region and is expected to ultimately have the potential to increase current telecom bandwidth more than thousands times what is currently available in these areas.
The MKCS system is owned by PT Telkom, the largest state-owned telecoms operator of Indonesia. As the phase one of the "Palapa Rings" program launched by the Indonesian government, the MKCS system will connect the central and western backbone cable networks to drive Indonesia's major islands onto the information highway. As well as providing conventional communications services for east Indonesian residents, the new system supports a wide range of broadband applications, such as high-speed video and 3G services.
This system included two ultra long hauls, both of them are more than 400Km. It marks the first commercial deployment of advanced Enhanced Raman technology of the Huawei Marine Networks.
"We're pleased to contribute to the submarine cable system for Indonesia. In the MKCS project, we applied our cutting-edge unrepeatered solution to system design and installation," said Nigel Bayliff, CEO of Huawei Marine. "Huawei Marine is committed to offering high-performance and reliable submarine cable systems that maximize benefits for customers."