The 20,000-km SEA-ME-WE 5 cable system, spanning over 17 countries from Southeast Asia to Western Europe, was a technological breakthrough at its RFS, marking a global communications milestone. It was designed with a capacity of 24 Terabits per second on 3-fibre pairs. SEA-ME-WE 5 has gone through of major development steps since the initial light up. The cable is an open system utilizing multiple vendors’ technology, taking always the latest, most advanced one during the regular light-ups. The design capacity of SEA-ME-We 5 has grown to 40 Terabits per second over the past three years, which is fully capable of accommodating the future demand of data from bandwidth-intensive applications such as enterprise data exchange, internet TV and online gaming.
The SEA-ME-WE 5 cables’ advanced flex grid DWDM technology meets the bandwidth demand between Europe and Asia, providing the lowest latency and further enhancing the network diversity and resilience to the heavily loaded Asia to Europe route. In contrast with other submarine cable systems, the SEA-ME-WE 5’s main endpoints are carrier-neutral/open Points-of-Presence (PoPs) and not just Cable Landing Stations (CLS). More Information https://seamewe5.com
Members of the SEA-ME-WE 5 Consortium:
Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited (BSCCL), China Mobile International (CMI), China Telecom Global (CTG), China United Network Communications Group Company Limited (CU), Djibouti Telecom (DT), Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du), Myanmar Post and Telecom (MPT), Ooredoo, Orange, PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin), Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (Singtel), Sparkle, Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT), Telecom Egypt (TE), Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), TeleYemen, Turk Telekom International (TTI) and Trans World Associates (Pvt) Limited Pakistan (TWA).