By Telecompaper

Telekom Malaysia has announced a milestone for the development of Malaysia – Cambodia – Thailand (MCT) submarine cable system with the commencement of cable laying works in Cherating, Pahang. The cable laying works from Malaysia to Cambodia and Thailand, spanning 1,300 kilometers is scheduled for completion and service launch by the first quarter of 2017.

The MCT submarine cable system will use DWDM 100Gbps technology with an initial capacity of 1.5Tbps and can be upgraded to support a maximum of 30Tbps. The cable system consists of three fibre pairs which will link all three countries at their respective cable landing stations, namely Cherating in Malaysia, Rayong in Thailand and Sihanoukville in Cambodia.

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