The consortium of Ooredoo Maldives Plc, Dhivehi Raajjeyge Gulhun Public Ltd Co and Dialog Axiata Plc planned to develop Maldives - Sri Lanka Submarine Cable Project, in Hulhumale, Male, Maldives. Huawei Marine Co Ltd was the general construction contractor of the project. The project covered the installation work of 840 KM submarine cable, and some other supporting infrastructures. The project was planned to be a four fiber pairs system, equipped with HMN high-output titanium housing repeaters to achieve span length over 130km. The system would facilitate a direct connection between the Maldives, a small island nation in South Asia, and Sri Lanka, increasing regional capacity and network diversity. It would represent another milestone in the development of the region’s commitment to facilitate and promote the benefits of the digital economy for local communities in both the Maldives and Sri Lanka. Delivery of fast, reliable telecommunications infrastructure would also further promote economic development and satisfy the growing demand for connectivity in the region.