Recently, Huawei Marine announced that it had been awarded the contract to build the Maldives Sri Lanka Cable (MSC) project. According to information, the MSC is a 4-fiber pair system, located in the northern Indian Ocean, connecting Hulhumale, an island in eastern Maldives and Mount Lavinia, a city in western Sri Lanka, with a total length of about 840km.
The cable is built by maldivian telecom operators, Ooredoo Maldives PLC and Dhivehi Raajjeyge Gulhun PLC, and Sri Lankan telecom operator Dialog Axiata PLC.
The MSC system will use Huawei Marine’s high-output-power titanium alloy submarine repeater, which can span more than 130km, to reduce the number of repeaters in use and reduce construction costs while maintaining the same transmission capacity.
It is reported that the MSC will be put into commercial use by the end of 2020 and has entered the implementation stage. The project will provide high-speed, stable and adequate international bandwidth for local residents and businesses in the Maldives and Sri Lanka, and promote the development of the local digital economy. Mike Constable, CEO of Huawei Marine, said, “We are pleased to once again work with our partners to provide fast, reliable telecommunications infrastructure to further promote economic development and meet the growing needs for connectivity of this important region.”