Timor-Leste Celebrates Milestone with TLSSC Cable Landing Event

Timor-Leste celebrated a significant milestone with the TLSSC cable landing event, enhancing regional connectivity and internet services.By EIN Presswire
June 24, 2024

The Ministry of Transport and Communication of Timor-Leste is proud to announce the successful landing of the Timor-Leste South Submarine Cable System (TLSSC) on Monday, 24 June 2024. This landmark event marks a significant advancement in the nation’s telecommunications infrastructure, connecting Timor-Leste to the North West Cable System (NWCS) owned by Vocus, Australia.

The TLSSC, a state-of-the-art telecommunications submarine fiber optic cable system, is designed to support a data transfer capacity of 27 terabits per second (Tbps) between Timor-Leste and Australia. The cable spans 607 kilometers, includes seven repeaters, and features a branch cable to the Greater Sunrise region. It has been meticulously constructed by Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) of France, a global leader in submarine network technology.

The TLSSC project underscores Timor-Leste's commitment to improving digital connectivity, fostering economic growth, and enhancing communication capabilities for both individuals and businesses. This new infrastructure will significantly reduce latency and increase internet speed, heralding a new era of digital transformation for the nation.

To honor the national heroes, the Council of Ministers, in their meeting on 5 June 2024, decided to dedicate the naming of the repeaters and branching unit with the names of the following national heroes/heroines: Saudosa Maria Udu Bele “Maria Tapó”; Saudosa Rosa Bonaparte Soares “Muki”; Saudosa Dukce Maria da Cruz “We-We”; Saudoso Fernando de Araújo “Lasama”; Saudoso Espirito Santo; Saudoso José da Silva; Saudoso Venâncio Ramos Amaral Ferraz; and Saudoso Nelo Kadomi Timor. A dedication event will be held on 22 June 2024, at the Dili Port.

His Excellency Miguel Marques Gonçalves Manetelu, Minister of Transport and Communication of Timor-Leste, stated, “Today, we celebrate a monumental achievement that will propel Timor-Leste into a new age of connectivity. The TLSSC is more than just a cable; it is a lifeline that will bridge our nation with the world, providing unprecedented opportunities for growth, innovation, and development.”

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