In my previous post on July 1, 2010 under Submarine Cable Network, Malaysia Outlook (Part II) for the topic of Telekom Malaysia Response, below is the excerpt of Telekom Malaysia’s (TM’s) response:

TM today has 5 cable landing stations and multiple border gateways, its own private cable to Thailand, Indonesia and Brunei as well as a direct link with Africa through South Africa Far East Cable System (SAFE) / South Atlantic Cable System 3 (SAT 3).

The above mentioned 5 cable landing stations and submarine cable networks belong to TM that forms the main internet gateways for Malaysia. TM is also a party to the following international submarine cable networks:

  • AAG
  • APCN
  • APCN2
  • BRCS
  • DMCS
  • FEA a.k.a FLAG FEA
  • MT
  • SAFE
  • SEA-ME-WE-2 a.k.a SMW2
  • SEA-ME-WE-3 a.k.a SMW3
  • SEA-ME-WE-4 a.k.a SMW4

Besides telecommunication submarine cable network that mainly use to carry internet bandwidth and telecommunication data, there are also power/electrical submarine cable network that landed at cable landing stations/sites.

Other than the above mentioned submarine cable networks, there are many other submarine cable networks that landed at various cable landing stations/sites located along the Malaysia’s coastal areas.

Below is the list of submarine cable networks in Malaysia to date with its respective length. The list consists of submarine cable networks for telecommunication (internet), telecommunication (data), telecommunication (cellular) and power/electrical.

  1. APC – 7440km
  2. APCN (Section 1 & 2) – 9000km
  3. APCN (Section 3) – 3000km
  4. APCN 2 – 19153km
  5. ASEAN (Kuantan – Kota Kinabalu) – 1500km
  6. BMP – 1518km
  7. FLAG – 27300km
  8. Malaysia Domestic – multiple circuits/hops – 4183km
  9. Malaysian Domestic – CELCOM – 30km
  10. Malaysia Power Cable – 28km
  11. MT – 1276km
  12. Malaysia Thailand East – 43km
  13. Malaysia Thailand West – 75km
  14. Malaysian East-East Link – multiple circuits/hops -648km
  15. Malaysian Festoon – multiple circuits/hops – 1554km
  16. Philippines-Malaysia – 1000km
  17. SAFE – 11428km
  18. SEA-ME-WE-3 (Segment S2) – 6285km
  19. SEA-ME-WE-3 (Segment S4) – 7115km
  20. SEA-ME-WE-4 (Segment 1)

ACRONYMS

  • AAG = Asia-America Gateway
  • APC = Asia Pacific Cable
  • APCN = Asia-Pacific Cable Network
  • ASEAN = Association of South East Asian Nations
  • BMP = Brunei-Malaysia-Philippines
  • BRCS = Batam Rengit Cable System
  • DMCS = Dumai Melaka Cable System
  • FLAG = Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe
  • FEA a.k.a FLAG FEA = FLAG Europe-Asia
  • MT = Malaysia Thailand
  • SAFE = South Africa Far East
  • SEA-ME-WE a.k.a SMW = South East Asia – Middle East – Western Europe

Source:  Kidorf Innovative Methods

To be continued… Part X – Cable Landing Stations/Sites in Malaysia

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