The new Southeast Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE 5) submarine cable system is a matchless, PoP to PoP, multi-regional data superhighway.

It is a technological breakthrough which marks a global communications milestone when it launches by the second half of 2016.

Designed with the latest upgradable 100Gbps technology enabling initial system capacity of 24 Tbps, it will provide the lowest latency, further enhancing the diversity and resilience to the heavily loaded Asia to Europe route.

The new SEA-ME-WE 5 submarine cable system relies on a strong commitment, proven financial stability and recognized technical know-how from its consortium members, enjoying the highest level of flexibility in utilizing their capacity entitlement over the system. The new SEA-ME-WE 5 submarine cable system relies on a strong commitment, proven financial stability and recognized technical know-how from its consortium members, enjoying the highest level of flexibility in utilizing their capacity entitlement over the system.

With the historically successful experience of implementing four submarine cable systems in the past, SEA-ME-WE 5 submarine cable system is going to be the 5th milestone of the SEA-ME-WE family. SEA ME WE 5 has received strong commitment and support from the associated parties which in turn would help to complete the project successfully. The 19 SEA-ME-WE 5 member companies include Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited (BSCCL), China Mobile International (CMI), China Telecom Global (CTG), China United Network Communications Group Company Limited (CU), Djibouti Telecom, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du),Myanmar Post and Telecom (MPT), Ooredoo, Orange, PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin), Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (Singtel), Sparkle, Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT), Telecom Egypt (TE), Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), TeleYemen, Turk Telekom International(TTI) and Trans World Associates (Pvt) Limited Pakistan (TWA).

The core system of the SEA-ME-WE 5 is designed to span from Singapore to France & Italy in the most optimized route with parties connecting into the core system by branch via ROADM-BU. The system terminates at carrier neutral POPs in Singapore, Italy & France for cross connecting with other cable systems, interconnecting with other carrier and acquire services in a competitive environment. The system has been planned with field proven DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) 100G Coherent Technology.