E-marine announces deal to bring high-speed internet to Maldives in partnership with Huawei Marine Networks

The announcement was made during SubOptic 2016, the global gathering for the sub-sea communications

  
E-marine announces deal to bring high-speed internet to Maldives in partnership with Huawei Marine Networks
Dubai, UAE, 25 April, 2016

E-marine, the principal provider of submarine cable solutions in the Middle East, announced a deal with Huawei Marine Networks to bring high-speed internet to the Maldives, under the Nationwide Submarine Cable Ooredoo Maldives (NaSCOM) project led by Ooredoo Maldives.

The announcement was made during SubOptic 2016, the global gathering for the sub-sea communications industry.  

The project will connect the six Maldives islands with a total cable length of around 1,200kms. The project will provide high-speed internet across the Maldives islands. E-marine is partnering with Huawei Marine Networks to lay the cable.

E-marine made the announcement at SubOptic 2016 in Dubai. This is the first time the event has been held in the Middle East and coincides with 30 years of SubOptic. 

E-marine described the project as "very significant" for tourists, residents and business people on the Maldives islands.

Mr Omar Jassim Bin Kalban, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of E-marine, said: "We are delighted to partner with Huawei Marine Networks on this project which will bring high-speed internet to the Maldives islands. The deal demonstrates the public value of our work in connecting new communities to the information age. E-marine is part of a global innovation revolution that is transforming how people live, work and communicate. E-marine is providing the enabling sub-sea infrastructure for improved global connectivity."

E-marine has a fleet of four fully equipped cable ships and a special purpose vehicle with state-of-the-art facilities. The company's vessels are all equipped with the latest survey, cable laying and navigation equipment, and cable management systems. E-marine provides a complete range of sub sea telecommunication and off-shore energy cables for the telecoms, and oil and gas industries.

E-marine has installed several cable systems in the region and maintains 100,000kms of submarine cables across the Middle East, Africa and Sub-continent section. E-marine established the first sub-sea cable ship in the Middle East region, and grounded the first communication cables in the UAE for better communication with neighboring countries, including Qatar and Bahrain.

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About SubOptic
SubOptic is a non-profit, non-incorporated international organization steered and sponsored by leading members of the telecommunications industry. Its activities are open to every level of the industry. It is responsible for arranging the most important international conference within the industry and SubOptic 2016 is the ninth in a series that began in 1986. These events are regularly attended by hundreds of experts from around the world.

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