New International Submarine Cable Connects Maldives to Sri Lanka
Huawei Marine Press Release
February 17, 2020
Huawei Marine Networks (HMN) is pleased to announce the contract to construct a new submarine cable project, the Maldives Sri Lanka Cable system (MSC). The system will facilitate a direct connection between the Maldives and Sri Lanka increasing regional capacity and network diversity.
MSC is a four fiber pairs system, equipped with HMN high-output titanium housing repeaters to achieve span length over 130km, and will be ready for service by year-end 2020 with the delivery period less than 11 months.
The consortium of investors include Ooredoo Maldives PLC (Ooredoo Maldives), Dhivehi Raajjeyge Gulhun PLC (Dhiraagu) and Dialog Axiata PLC (Dialog). The project represents another milestone in the development of the region’s commitment to facilitate and promote the benefits of the digital economy for local communities in both the Maldives and Sri Lanka.
“We are pleased to be working again with our partners to deliver fast, reliable telecommunications infrastructure to further promote economic development and satisfy the growing demand for connectivity in this important region,” stated Huawei Marine’s Chief Executive, Mike Constable.