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Ooredoo’s commitment to Digital Maldives $25 Million Project for Nation-wide Submarine Cable

by david.nunes

Ooredoo’s commitment to Digital Maldives

$25 Million Project for Nation-wide Submarine Cable

Male’, Maldives

Ooredoo Maldives has partnered with Huawei Marine for a $25 Million Project to deploy a Nation-wide Fiber Optic Submarine Cable, which will greatly support the country’s broadband policy of making Maldives the most advanced country in ICT across the SAARC region.

The nationwide submarine cable utilizes Huawei Marine’s 100G Technology and stretches across 1,200 km, and will bring about key enhancements to the quality of internet connectivity that can be provided across the country. Combined with an escalated network capacity for the delivery of high bandwidth services, this will provide Ooredoo with an enhanced resilient network that can fully address the country’s increasing communication needs across developing islands and new resort locations.

“Speaking at tonight’s special ceremony to launch the Ooredoo’s National Submarine Cable Project in the Maldives, Minister of Home Affairs, Mr. Umar Naseer said: “The Government has a strong vision of making Maldives one of the most digitally advanced countries in the region. Ooredoo’s National Submarine Cable will greatly contribute towards the delivery of this vision, and we thank Ooredoo for their support in bringing the benefits of digital to all our people.”

Ooredoo’s CEO, Vikram Sinha said: “As the internet continues to bring remarkable value to individuals, families and businesses across the world, we are of firm belief that it is the right of each and every individual to be connected to the abundant benefits of the internet. With this is mind, we are proud to take this revolutionary step that will enable us to connect our communities to a fast and reliable broadband internetand support their digital lifestyles from wherever they are in the Maldives.

The National Submarine Cable Project will further strengthen the role that Ooredoo is playing in developing the telecommunication infrastructure of the Maldives, and connecting the nation to a digital future. Ooredoo has continued to be at forefront of introducing the latest technologies from the global telecommunication market to the people of Maldives, taking the lead in introducing 2G EDGE, 3G & 4G LTE network to the Maldives. As Ooredoo ventures into new areas such as fixed line internet and mobile money, the submarine cable will allow the company to address rising traffic needs arising from the surge in usage of mobile broadband and fiber access to home and businesses.

For this, Huawei Marine will deploy its highly advanced fiber optical technology to escalate capacity and network flexibility. Ma Yangfeng, VP of Huawei Marine said “We are honoured to partner with Ooredoo to deliver state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure to the island region which will facilitate connectivity and stimulate economic development. Huawei Marine’s leading-edge solutions continue to be the preferred choice of international telecommunications carriers providing critical resilient networks to regions around the world.” 

Ooredoo’s Nationwide Submarine Cable is expected to complete by the end of 2016.

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