Ooredoo Maldives and Huawei Marine announced the inauguration of Ooredoo's Nationwide Submarine Cable on December 16, 2016, an important investment by Ooredoo Maldives to strengthen its networks, as part of its commitment to power a Digital Maldives. Azleen Ahmed, Home Minister of Maldives, Wang Fukang, Chinese Ambassador to Maldives and more than 200 guests attended the event.
The Nationwide Submarine Cable project is part of Ooredoo's ambitious program to provide high- speed broadband services to all islands and resorts across the Maldives, to cater for rising communication needs for local communities and businesses. Deployed by Huawei Marine utilizing its advanced 100G technology, the system stretches across 1,200 km, connecting six main islands in Maldives with design capacity of 3.2T.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony in Male', Azleen Ahmed, Home Minister of Maldives said: 'Ooredoo's network upgrade support the government's vision of making Maldives one of the best connected countries across South East Asia, and will contribute to taking the ICT industry of the Maldives to the next level. Ooredoo continues to demonstrate the power of investment in bringing socioeconomic development to the nation, and we thank them for their incessant service to the Maldives.'
Vikram Sinha, Chief Executive Officer of Ooredoo Maldives said: 'At Ooredoo, we strongly believe in the power of ICT technologies, especially broadband services, in connecting communities to new and life enhancing opportunities for socio-economic development. With fiber being the backbone of digital nations across the world, we want to ensure that we utilize the full potential of our submarine cable immediately. Powered by our multimillion dollar network upgrade, Ooredoo is proud to provide Maldives with the first 100% 4G+ network in South East Asia.'