ASEAN (cable system)

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The ASEAN cable system was a submarine telecommunications cable system linking Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines. It was completed in September 1983, but has since been decommissioned.


Construction was split into four sections. The first section, a 1,534 nmi (2,841 km) cable, was laid in 1978 with landing points at Currimao, Ilocos Norte in the Philippines and Katong, Singapore. The second section, laid in 1980, was a 572 nm cable from Ancol, Indonesia to Changi, Singapore. The third section, laid in 1983, was a 920 nm cable between Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. The final section laid was from Thailand to the Philippines.


The cable carried 1380 circuits which were allocated on the basis of ownership shares in the whole project.