HMN Successfully Completes the Marine Survey of MSC System

Huawei Marine Networks has completed the marine survey for the Maldives Sri Lanka Cable (MSC) system that connects the Maldives to Sri Lanka.HMN Press Release
June 4, 2020

Huawei Marine Networks (HMN) announced the completion of the marine survey for the Maldives Sri Lanka Cable (MSC) system that connects Hulhumale, an island in the Maldives archipelago, to Mount Lavinia in Sri Lanka. The MSC system will be completed by the end of 2020.

This important phase of the system delivery captures bathymetric and seabed composition information that is used refine route engineering and marine installation methods to ensure a robust system design.

The MSC system is 840 km long, and is equipped with HMN's high-output titanium housing repeaters deployed to a water depth of 3,700m to provide a reliable regional telecommunications network.

Abdulla Friaq, Director Networks of Dhivehi Raajjeyge Gulhun PLC commented: “The completion of marine survey is the result of the concerted efforts of each member in the delivery team. We continue to work closely with HMN team, throughout the subsea plant manufacturing and system integration phases.”

M.S. Tanwar, Chief Technology and Information Officer of Ooredoo Maldives PLC, stressed that: “In these challenging times, we were pleased to see solid project management and delivery capabilities. We believe that the MSC system will be delivered as scheduled and it will provide our customers in both countries with a fast and reliable international connectivity experience.”

Pradeep De Almeida, Group Chief Technology Officer of Dialog Axiata PLC said, “Congratulations to the teams on the completion of the marine survey of the MSC system. We expect the MSC system to contribute significantly to the diversity and reliability of the international network in the Indian Ocean region.”

Ma Yanfeng, Vice President of HMN, said: “Thanks to our customers for their faith in HMN’s advanced technology and support during this project delivery phase. We continue to maintain our long-standing customer-centric culture and commitment to successfully deliver leading-edge telecommunications network solutions.”


About Dhivehi Raajjeyge Gulhun PLC

Dhiraagu is the leading and largest digital and telecommunications service provider in the Maldives. The company provides future proof and most reliable connectivity covering all inhabited islands, resorts and industrial islands. They are the pioneers that ushered the Maldives into the digital age, and continue to lead the field by placing the premium value on customer experience and consistent innovation to enhance customers’ lives through digital technology. Dhiraagu offers a comprehensive range of mobile, internet, data, fixed line and IPTV services across the country.

The two substantial shareholders of Dhiraagu are; BTC Islands Limited (Batelco) who holds 52% of the share, and the Government of the Maldives who holds 41.8% of the share. The remaining 6.2% of shares are held by the general public.

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About Ooredoo Maldives PLC

Ooredoo Maldives formerly known as Wataniya Telecom Maldives is a member of Ooredoo Group. Launched on the 1st of August 2005, within less than a decade the company revolutionized the telecommunication industry of Maldives by introducing the leading-edge technologies and telecommunication solutions to the valued customers.

Ooredoo Maldives provides a wide range of innovative voice, data, broadband, content and enterprise services tailored to the growing needs of today’s consumers and businesses. Guided by its vision of enriching people’s lives and its belief that it can stimulate human growth by leveraging communications to help people achieve their full potential, Ooredoo has transformed the communications industry for the people of the Maldives.


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About Dialog Axiata PLC

Dialog Axiata Group, a subsidiary of Axiata Group Berhad (Axiata), operates Sri Lanka’s Leading Quad-Play Connectivity Provider. Dialog Axiata PLC, listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange, supplements its market leading position in the Mobile Telecommunications sector with a robust footprint and market presence in Sri Lanka’s Fixed Telecommunications and Digital Television markets through its fully owned subsidiaries Dialog Broadband Networks (Private) Ltd (DBN) and Dialog Television (Private) Ltd., (DTV). Dialog Axiata Group is Sri Lanka's largest Foreign Direct Investor (FDI) with investments totalling USD 2.7 Billion.


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About Huawei Marine Networks Co., Ltd.

HMN is a leading provider of advanced, reliable, flexible and cost-effective turnkey submarine-network solutions on a global scale. We offer end-to-end project development solutions, incorporating system design, permitting, marine survey, manufacture, integration and marine installation services with an on-going focus and commitment to customer support for network operators. Thanks to our in-depth expertise and strong R&D capabilities, we enable telecom carriers, oil and gas operators, and other industry players to achieve their business goals.


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