Malaysian`s ICT COMPANIES, Symphonet Sdn Bhd and Indonesia's telecommunication company, PT Indonesian Internet Interconnection (3i) to build fiber optic telecommunications cable linking the seabed between the two countries over 1.200 kilometers (km).
The two companies formed a consortium to implement the project called Singapore-Jakarta Cable System (JJCS).
Symphonet Chief Executive, Datuk Baharum Salleh, said telecommunications cable will be built as a bridge between Singapore and Jakarta with several other connections to Singapore, Batam, Jambi, Bangka Island and India. He said when completed by the fourth quarter of next year, cable is capable of carrying more than 20 terabit (Tbps) per second to accommodate the increasing use of Internet, data transfer, video and voice traffic between the two countries and other connections in its path. "Development of the cable directly to the Johor Iskandar Malaysia will enhance the 'Southern Hub' at the same time provide an alternative provider of telecommunications services in Indonesia channel traffic out of them without using the existing routes. "We will benefit from the growth potential of large data, voice traffic and broadband markets in Indonesia and from neighboring countries in the path cable, "he said in a statement announcing the establishment of joint ventures and consortium in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. Through the joint venture, the consortium will develop, build, own, operate and maintain the submarine cable system together JJCS other connections in the path and international connections through the Point of Presence (POP) in Los Angeles, London, Hong Kong and West Asia. Meanwhile, the managing director of 3i, Ernest Rares said the cable route will be planned as soon as possible to avoid the active seismic activity in an effort reduce the risk of damage to cables due to natural disasters, especially earthquakes. He said, using the most modern fiber optic technology, this cable can accommodate a maximum data capacity of up to 30 Tbps of traffic channel data and video needs for the next few years. "It is specifically designed to provide high-speed telecommunications data infrastructure in the region in preparation for the increased demand in the high-speed broadband, IPVPN, VOIP, Skype, Google and the need for mobile data, "he said.