Alcatel wins a share of the Sea-Me-We 4 submarine optical network project
France's Alcatel will be deploying the new generation of the Sea-Me-We submarine cable network.
Alcatel and its co-contractor Fujitsu have been awarded the Sea-Me-We 4 project on a turnkey basis. The project will deliver a new terabit cable, which is more than 32 times the initial capacity of the previous Sea-Me-We 3 system, and supports a huge data growth, leased line and broadband services.
The Sea-Me-We 4 submarine cable will span nearly 20,000 kilometers, which is equivalent to approximately half of the circumference of the globe, linking 14 countries from France to Singapore via Italy, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand and Malaysia with 16 landing points.
Delivering the first ever Bangladesh submarine cable system, the new cable network will utilize Alcatel's submarine and terrestrial optical networking solutions based on the most advanced technologies recently delivered to the market. Alcatel will also provide a comprehensive set of services including marine and terrestrial installation, commissioning and integration.
Alcatel provides communications solutions to telecommunication carriers, Internet service providers and enterprises for delivery of voice, data and video applications to their customers or to their employees.
Alcatel leverages its leading position in fixed and mobile broadband networks, applications and services to bring value to its customers in the framework of a broadband world. With sales of €12.5 billion in 2003, Alcatel operates in more than 130 countries. — (menareport.com)
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