Nexans extends Indonesia’s information superhighway with Jayabaya submarine fiber optic cable15-11-2018

Source: Nexans / Raftel

Paris La Défense, November 13, 2018 – Indonesia’s government has made a commitment to ensure telecommunications and broadband access for the country’s fast growing population of 267 million people. In line with this vision, Moratelindo continues to develop the nationwide fiber optic network with the construction of the Jayabaya high speed submarine cable system for Java Island, with Nexans supplying a total of 915 kilometer of fiber optic cables for this project.

The Jayabaya cable will provide a fiber optic link between Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital and largest city, and Surabaya, the capital of the East Java province on Java Island. The link will comprise three submarine segments: Jakarta to Cirebon; Cirebon to Semarang; Semarang to Surabaya.

The fiber optic cable is based on Nexans’ 24-core unrepeatered (URC-1) design. Near the shore, at water-depths below 20 meters, it will feature a double-armored (DA) construction for extra protection against damage from shipping and fishing activities. For depths between 20 and 200 meters a single-armored (SA) fiber optic cable will be deployed.