Huawei Marine to build new high speed Malaysia-Cambodia-Thailand (MCT) undersea cable


Huawei Marine has announced that it will build a new undersea high speed cable system that will connect Malaysia, Cambodia and Thailand and which will help to offer significantly increased international bandwidth to users in the region.

The Malaysia-Cambodia-Thailand (MCT) undersea cable system will cover some 1,300 km and will connect Cherating in Malaysia with Rayong on Thailand’s eastern seaboard before branching out to connect Sihanoukville in Cambodia.

Huawei will work in partnership with a consortium made up of Telekom Malaysia Berhad, Thailand’s Symphony Communication Public Company Limited and Telcotech Limited in Cambodia to help design and construct the subsea cable network.


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The MCT cable system is to cost in the region of $70 million and will be the first time that Cambodia will be connected via a large, high speed underwater cable network by the time construction is completed at the end of 2016.

The cable will have a total capacity in excess of 30Tbps and will support the state of the art 100G Ethernet technology.

Huawei has also said that Laos and Myanmar will also be able to tap into the MCT cable which will help to further support bandwidth growth in the region.

Speaking of the announcement, Mr. Ma Yanfeng, Vice President, Huawei Marine, said, “We’re honored to partner with our customers and start working on the development and construction of the MCT optical superhighway to deliver state-of-the-art infrastructure which will contribute to the economic growth and development of the Indochina region.”

Source: Huawei Marine