Cambodian internet provider Ezecom has announced that the contracts with Symphony Communication from Thailand and Telekom Malaysia involved in the Cambodia submarine cable project have come into force. This means that the Malaysia Cambodia Thailand (MCT) submarine cable project can now move forward from the planning to the execution stage.
Telcotech, a company owned by Ezecom, is partnering with Symphony and Telekom Malaysia to build the regional fiber optic network. Now that the contracts have come in to force, the three partners will start working on constructing the cable, laying it under the Gulf of Thailand and bringing it ashore at the landing station in Sihanoukville.
The intra regional submarine cable system will span approximately 1,300 km and will link Malaysia to Cambodia and Thailand with further access to Indochina countries like Laos and Myanmar via terrestrial links.
The MCT cable system is expected to be ready for commercial traffic by end of 2016.