Sunday, January 21, 2018

Flexenclosure links Palau to the rest of the world in fiber first

Western Pacific Ocean islands are set to get a connectivity boost once 15,000 Km long SEA-US trans-Pacific cable connects them to several corners of the Earth.

Prefabricated data centre infrastructure provider Flexenclosure has closed a deal to deploy a cable landing station to Belau Submarine Cable Corporation (BSCC) in Palau.

The landing station will be used to terminate the island nation’s connection to the SEA-US trans-Pacific cable, a 15,000 Km subsea cable currently under construction that will connect the West Coast of the US with Indonesia and the Philippines, including Manado in Indonesia, Davao in Southern Philippines; Piti in the territory of Guam; as well as Honolulu (on the island of Oahu), Hawaii.

With that in mind, Flexenclosure has been tasked with deploying its eCentre CLS solution which has been built at the company’s factory in Sweden.

eCentre is a portfolio of prefabricated cable landing stations specifically designed for the submarine cable industry.

According to Flexenclosure, the facility is now en route to Palau where deployment is planned for the spring of this year.

By installing the modular facility, Palau will for the first time in history count with a direct fiber connection to the rest of the work.

Building on this, George Rechucher, Chairman of BSCC, said: ”Being able to finally introduce reliable high speed Internet services to the nation’s 21,000 inhabitants is of huge importance to Palau, as the country is only connected via satellite today.

”This has been a very long time coming and will help to transform Palau into a more globally engaged society.”

Flexenclosure’s work in Palau comes less than two weeks after the provider announced it had been contracted by the Samoa Submarine Cable Company Limited (SSCC) to deploy two eCentre cable landing stations at Vavaisse and Tuasivi.

Just like the station for Palau, the products set for delivery in Samoa are being built at Flexenclosure’s factory in Sweden.