SEA-ME-WE 5

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SEA-ME-WE 5
Cable typeSubmarine Fibre-optic
PredecessorSEA-ME-WE, SEA-ME-WE 2, SEA-ME-WE 3, SEA-ME-WE 4[1]
Construction beginning6 June 2014[1]
Construction finishedDecember 2016[2]
Design capacity36.6 Tbit/s (3 fibre pairs)
Lit capacity17 Tbit/s
Landing pointsSingapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Djibuti, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Italy, Turkey, France
Area servedSouth East Asia, Middle East Asia, Western Europe
Owner(s)Consortium
Websitehttp://www.seamewe5.com/

South East Asia–Middle East–Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE 5) is an optical fibre submarine communications cable system that carries telecommunications between Singapore and France.[3] The cable is approximately 20,000 kilometres long and provides broadband communications with a design capacity of 24 terabits per second between South East Asia, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East and Europe.[4]

The cable connects Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Djibuti, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Italy, Turkey and France via 19 landing points.[5]

The portion from France to Sri Lanka was constructed by Alcatel-Lucent and the portion from Sri Lanka to Singapore by NEC.[5] Construction commenced on 6 June 2014 and completed in December 2016.[1][2][3] An official launch event was held in Honolulu, Hawaii on 16 January 2017. [6]

The first extension of the system was completed in March 2018. First extension increased number of 100G waves to 170 and used capacity to 17 Tbit/s.[7]

The Design Capacity was upgraded from 24 Tbit/s to 36.6 Tbit/s in September 2019 using Ciena's GeoMesh Extreme 300G technology.[8]

Main Route

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "SEA-ME-WE History". Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b "SEA-ME-WE 5 Consortium Completes Matchless Subsea Cable System". Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Alcatel-Lucent starts construction of Sea-Me-We 5 undersea cable system linking Singapore and France". Retrieved 14 April 2012.
  4. ^ "SEA-ME-WE 5". Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  5. ^ a b "SEA-ME-WE 5 Cable Map". Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  6. ^ "SEA-ME-WE 5 Project Launch Celebration Event, A Tremendous Success". 16 January 2017. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  7. ^ "SEA-ME-WE 5 Project Fact Sheet". 16 September 2019. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  8. ^ "SEA-ME-WE 5 Upgrades with Ciena's GeoMesh Extreme". 16 September 2019. Retrieved 2 November 2019.

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