Telkom Indonesia’s Patara-2 submarine cable system, supplied by NEC, is now complete and operational.
The Patara-2 is a 100 Gigabit per second (Gbps) x 80 wavelengths (wl) x 2 fibre pairs (fp) optical fibre submarine cable system measuring approximately 1,200 kilometres, connecting several islands across the Indonesian archipelago.
In addition to the existing Sulawesi Maluku Papua Cable System (SMPCS) and others in Indonesia provided by NEC, this new cable system enhances connectivity among the cities of Waisai, Manokwari, and Supiori.
"Both the Patara-2 and SMPCS cable systems enable the network in the north of Papua to have a redundant configuration, providing highly reliable communications in Papua," said Herlan Wijanarko, Director of Network & IT Solutions, Telkom.
"NEC…has been involved in a variety of submarine cable projects for Telkom since 1991, including IGG and SMPCS," said Atsushi Kuwahara, Managing Director, Submarine Network Division, NEC Corporation. "We have laid more than 10 submarine cable systems in the region and are proud to continue contributing to the expansion of Indonesia's connectivity."