Aug 21, 2020 10:31 JST

Source: NEC Corporation

OLL and NEC Launch MIST Cable System Construction


Tokyo and Singapore, Aug 21, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Orient Link Pte. Ltd. (OLL) and NEC Corporation (NEC) announced that they have signed an agreement to build the MIST Cable System (MIST). MIST will directly connect Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and India (Mumbai and Chennai) and deliver a design capacity of more than 216 terabits per second (Tbps). Construction of the nearly 8,100-kilometer optical submarine cable is targeted to be completed by the third quarter of FY2022.

The Asia region has experienced accelerated digital investment driven by data center growth, the proliferation of mobile, 5G services and business expansion of digital platforms, such as SNS, e-commerce and cloud services for enterprises. These advancements have contributed to an increasing amount of data traffic across submarine cables. MIST will further enhance and contribute to the much-needed expansion of communications networks from Asia, thereby improving network redundancy, ensuring highly reliable communications and expanding onward connectivity options in the Bay of Bengal.

"Globally, India and Southeast Asia are among the world's fastest-growing economies. I am very pleased to announce the launch of MIST, providing a truly connected India to our clients around the world, delivering high-quality, low-latency networks to the people in India as the nation charges forward with its digital transformation roadmap," said Yoshio Sato, CEO, OLL "Not only will MIST respond to the growing demands for inter-DC-connectivity across countries in the Southeast Asia region, but it ultimately allows for OLL to grow its offering and expand into India and beyond. OLL has selected NEC as a supply partner whose extensive experience in expeditiously implementing submarine cable systems will play a key role in our project's success."

"We are honored to be selected as the supplier for MIST together with our local affiliate in India (NEC Technologies India Private Ltd (NECTI)). In recent years, we have been supplying the majority of submarine cables in the region and this project enables NEC to continue contributing to advanced infrastructure for serving growing traffic demands," said Atsushi Kuwahara, General Manager, Submarine Network Division, NEC. "Together with NECTI, we intend to fully capitalize on our regional expertise in Southeast Asia and India to ensure the successful completion of this project."

Source: NEC Corporation
Sectors: Telecoms, Wireless & Mobility

Copyright ©2021 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. A division of Japan Corporate News Network.

Related Press Release


NEC Concludes Contract to Supply the Palau Cable 2 (PC2) Optical Submarine Cable
January 14 2021 13:01 JST
 
NEC Releases 'WISE VISION Endoscopy' in Europe and Japan
January 12 2021 09:56 JST
 
NEC's Northgate Public Services Acquires Charter Systems Ltd to Improve Information Sharing for Undercover Policing
January 05 2021 09:19 JST
 
Avaloq's Acquisition by NEC Successfully Completed
December 23 2020 08:58 JST
 
NEC Completes Submarine Cable System for BSNL Connecting Chennai, India and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands
December 18 2020 11:05 JST
 
NEC Holds No.1 Position for 6 Years in a Row as Worldwide Leader in the Small and Medium-Sized Business Call Control (PBX-IP PBX) Market
December 17 2020 12:10 JST
 
NEC Selected by Telefónica Germany as System Integrator for First Open RAN Pilot in Germany
December 16 2020 14:09 JST
 
Osaka University to Start Operation of NEC's Cloud-linked Supercomputer System
December 14 2020 15:03 JST
 
NEC Accelerates Commercial-ready 5G Ecosystem Development at its CoE Open RAN Laboratory
December 14 2020 14:43 JST
 
NEC named to the CDP "A List" for advanced Climate Change and Water Security initiatives two years in a row
December 09 2020 11:13 JST
 
More Press release >>

Latest Press Release


More Latest Release >>