NEC has signed a contract with Telkom Indonesia to develop the Indonesia Global Gateway cable system (IGG) that will connect the islands of Sumatra, Batam, Jawa, Bali, Kalimantan and Sulawesi with Singapore.

Indonesia Global Gateway (IGG) Cable System Map

The 5300km IGG is a 100Gbps x 80 wavelengths system with four fibre pairs. It will connect the cities of Dumai, Batam, Jakarta, Madura, Bali, Makassar, Bilikpapan, Takaran and Manado with Singapore.

NEC says that when completed in early 2018 it will 'enhance connectivity among these major cities of Indonesia [and] provide direct connectivity between two international submarine cables, one from Europe landing in Dumai, and the other from the west coast of the US terminating in Manado.'

NEC built its first submarine cable system for Telkom in 1991 and says it has continuously helped to expand Indonesia's domestic connectivity. The Papua Cable System (SMPCS) was its most recent contribution.

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