NEC Signs Submarine Cable Contract for East Micronesia Cable System

NEC has signed a contract to construct, supply, and install a 2,250km optical fibre submarine cable system in East Micronesia.By telecomlead
June 6, 2023

NEC Corporation has signed a contract with FSM Telecommunications Cable Corporation (FSMTCC), based in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), BwebwerikiNet (BNL) of the Republic of Kiribati, and Nauru Fibre Cable Corporation (NFCC) of the Republic of Nauru for construction, supply and installation of the optical fibre submarine cable system.

East Micronesia Cable System (EMCS), which has a length of approximately 2,250km, will connect four islands amongst FSM (Pohnpei and Kosrae), Kiribati (Tarawa) and Nauru with a large-capacity optical fibre submarine cable. This is the first submarine cable connection for the islands of Tarawa (Kiribati), Nauru and the state of Kosrae (FSM).

The East Micronesia Cable System Project is supported by the governments of Australia, Japan and the United States, and will be implemented with grant funding from the three countries.

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