A consortium of companies has begun to build SEA-ME-WE 6. This will be a submarine fiber optic cable with a total length of 19,200 km, connecting Singapore with France and the intermediate countries.
The start of construction came after two years of planning and design for the cable, according to a report by Singtel, one of the consortium’s driving forces. SEA-ME-WE 6 . Cable It consists of ten fiber pairs at 12.6 Tbit/s per pair for a total bandwidth of 126 Tbit/s. SEA-ME-WE 6 stands for Southeast Asia, Middle East and Western Europe 6 and the cable connects, among others, the entry point of Singapore, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and optionally Greece and Italy with Marseille in France on the other end.
The new cable should make the connection between Europe and Asia more robust and enable increased internet speeds with lower latency. The project was initiated by a consortium consisting of several telecom companies, such as the French company Orange, the Singaporean company Singtel, the Indonesian company Telin, Sri Lanka Telecom, Telecom Egypt and Telekom Malaysia. Construction is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2025.
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