The nationwide submarine cable in Maldives, a joint venture of Maldivian Ooredoo and China’s Huawei Marine, has launched connecting six main islands of the Indian Ocean archipelago. The 1,200 km subsea cable project is part of the program to provide high-speed broadband services to all islands and resorts across the country in a bid to create the Digital Maldives.
The submarine cable utilizes Huawei Marine’s 100G Technology and will bring key enhancements to the quality of internet connectivity across the country. The fiber optic solution will give the country the most advanced ICT infrastructure in the SAARC region.
The USD 25 million project combined with an escalated network capacity for delivery of high bandwidth services, the new submarine cable will provide with an enhanced resilient network that can fully address the country’s increasing communication needs across developing islands and new resort locations.
In the launching ceremony in the Maldivian capital Male recently, the country’s home minister Azleen Ahmed hoped that the network would 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.
Wang Fukang, the Chinese ambassador to Maldives, also attended the event.