The new project to build a submarine cable that The United States and Southeast Asia is well underway and is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2016. All It related industries are bound to benefit heavily through this link, especially the BPO and Offshore outsourcing sectors that hugely rely on telecommunications technology for their service needs. The project which is being funded by top cable systems provider NEC Corporation and its American branch, will link the cities of Manado in Indonesia, Davao in Southern Philippines, Piti in Guam, Honolulu in Hawaii and Los Angeles in The United States through a high speed optic cable which will generate an initial speed of 20 terabytes per second, with state-of-the-art 100 Gigabytes per second technology, according to the press release by Global telecom. Global telecom in conjunction with a global consortium of telecommunications companies which include Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin), RAM Telecom International, Hawaiian Telecom, Teleguam Holdings and Tekom USA, will manage the high speed underground cable which will have an estimated length of approximately 9500 miles.
For the Southeast Asian companies this cable comes as a stepping stone in their path to bridge the technological gap this part of the world faces has from the rest of the world. Syarif Syarial Ahmad, President Director of Telin, had this to say on the prospects of the cable project-“This cable construction is significant as it is one of the biggest milestones for Indonesia’s rapid growth in communications and it demonstrates Telin’s commitment to providing Indonesia consumers with state of the art global infrastructure development. Our objective is now closer with SEA-US given that it is the first cable system with direct connection from Indonesia to USA, where most of the Internet’s content is sourced.” Once the cable construction is completed all the countries and companies involved will be provided with a huge opportunity to grow financially and technologically through the fast network technology provided via the cable.