Cahaya cable system docks in HK
By Digital News Asia February 19, 2013
- Cahaya Malaysia has been carrying Internet traffic between Malaysia and Japan since August 2012
- Final leg now fully operational and ready to serve connections between Malaysia and HK, and HK and Japan
TELEKOM Malaysia Berhad’s (TM) first private international submarine cable system, Cahaya Malaysia, reached a major milestone when it officially landed at Tseung Kwan O, its landing station in Hong Kong, completing the cable’s intended connectivity route.
Cahaya Malaysia offers ultra-low latency connections from Malaysia to both Japan and Hong Kong, and has been carrying Internet traffic between Malaysia and Japan since August 2012, TM said in a statement.
The final leg of this cable system, completed early this month, is now fully operational and ready to serve connections between Malaysia and Hong Kong, and Hong Kong and Japan, the company said.
“The landing of Cahaya Malaysia in Hong Kong, which forms the backbone in linking TM’s very own data center, VADS Data Centre Hong Kong (VADS DCHK), with Malaysia and the rest of the world, will further strengthen TM’s ever growing ICT and business process outsourcing (BPO) footprint outside Malaysia,” said Rozaimy Rahman, TM executive vice president, Carrier-to-Carrier.
VADS DCHK is located in Kowloon Bay, a major and modern financial hub for coming expansion and development. Through VADS DCHK, TM customers would be able to enjoy integrated data center services offerings in Malaysia and the world.
In addition to serving as a disaster recovery facility in Hong Kong, the data center will also function as a one-stop-center for telcos and ICT/ BPO solutions, TM said.
Cahaya Malaysia is TM’s wholly owned 2-fiber-pair system within the 6-fiber-pair Asia Submarine-cable Express (ASE) system linking Malaysia to Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Singapore built in collaboration with Japan’s NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) and Singapore’s StarHub.
Spanning a distance over 7,800 km, the cable system which began construction in January 2011, was developed to maximize reliability and is able to withstand earthquake and typhoon damage, TM said.
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