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SEA-US Cable System Secures FCC License

15 Jan 2017

Cable is Targeted for Completion in 2Q 2017

 

 

HONOLULU, Hawaii – On January 15, 2017, the Southeast Asia - U.S. (SEA-US) Cable System publicly marked key milestones and closed in on others on the projected completion of its state-of-the-art undersea fiber optic cable network by second quarter of 2017. Last week, the Hermosa Beach, California shore-end was successfully connected, and on January 12, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted the SEA-US cable landing license. The construction of California’s cable landing station will be completed by the end of January 2017. In February 2017, the installation vessel will arrive in Honolulu, after completing its main lay construction between California and Hawaii.

Essential to the SEA-US Cable System’s reliability is the location and protection of mission-critical equipment on land. The SEA-US consortium members chose CoreSite (NYSE:COR), a premier provider of secure, reliable, high-performance data center and interconnection solutions across the U.S., to house the SEA-US Cable System’s submarine line terminating equipment (SLTE) at CoreSite’s purpose-built LA2 data center in downtown Los Angeles, California. The SEA-US Cable System’s unique design provides its users with additional protection between the Hermosa Beach, California landing and CoreSite’s LA2 data center over physically diverse dark fiber pairs.

The historic USD250 million SEA-US Cable System is being constructed by NEC Corporation. When completed, the system will deliver an initial design capacity of 20 Terabit per second (Tbps) capacity, using NEC’s state-of-the-art 100 Gigabit per second (Gbps) technology. This capacity will help to meet the exponentially growing demand for bandwidth between Asia and North America, while also enabling onward connectivity to existing and planned submarine cable systems.

The SEA-US Cable System investors consist of the following consortium members: Globe Telecom (Manila, Philippines), GTA (Tamuning, Guam), GTI (Los Angeles, California), Hawaiian Telcom (Honolulu, Hawaii), RTI (San Francisco, California), Telin (Jakarta, Indonesia), and Telkom USA (Los Angeles, California). More details can be found below.

About Globe Telecom

Globe Telecom, Inc. is a leading full-service telecommunications company in the Philippines, serving the needs of consumers and businesses across an entire suite of products and services including mobile, fixed, broadband, data connections, internet, and managed services. Its principals are Ayala Corporation and Singtel, both acknowledged industry leaders in the country and in the region. To learn more about Globe Telecom, visit its Facebook and Twitter accounts.

About GTA

GTA provides complete communication services in Guam. These include local and long-distance telephone service, wireless, DSL internet access, advanced digital television or IPTV, and carrier-class data circuits. The company also operates a data center in Guam for business data storage and managed wide-area networking. Based in Tamuning, Guam, GTA is privately owned and locally managed.

About GTI Corporation

GTI Corporation is doing business as GTI Telecom in the State of California. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of GTI Business Holdings, Inc., which is in turn a wholly owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom, Inc. GTI was granted a 214 license by the US Federal Communications Commission on February 2010 to engage in both wireless resale and facilities-based carrier services in the USA.

About Hawaiian Telcom

Hawaiian Telcom (NASDAQ: HCOM), headquartered in Honolulu, is Hawaii's leading provider of integrated communications, data center, and entertainment solutions for business and residential customers. With roots in Hawaii since 1883, the company offers a full range of services—including voice, video, internet, data solutions, managed services, data center services including colocation and virtual private cloud, other cloud-based services, and wireless—supported by the reach and reliability of its network and Hawaii's only 24/7 state-of-the-art network operations center. With employees statewide sharing a commitment to innovation and a passion for delivering superior service, Hawaiian Telcom provides an Always OnSM customer experience.

About RTI

RTI is a leading neutral cable owner and develops global telecom infrastructure and large-scale data connectivity in selected markets. RTI offers its neutral products and services to telecommunications carriers, large multinational enterprises, content providers, US government, and educational institutions. RTI is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

About Telin

PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin) is a subsidiary of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk, a state-owned telecommunication and network service provider. Telin focuses on international telecommunication business and serves as Telkom's business arm in managing and developing its business lines abroad. With the vision, The World's Hub for TIMES (Telecommunication, Information, Media, Edutainment and Services), Telin currently owns 10 footprints in Singapore, Hong Kong, Timor Leste (with its product called Telkomcel), Australia, Malaysia, Macau, Taiwan, USA, Myanmar, and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Telin’s reach in global telecommunication business is also marked with 29 Points-of-Presence (PoP), located in various countries in the world. With the strategy of TelkomGroup and reliable networks and infrastructures, Telin provides high quality services that reach all parts of the world.

About Telkom USA

Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (USA), Inc. (Telkom USA), established on December 11, 2013, is located in California and a wholly owned subsidiary of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin). Telkom USA offers telecommunications and Information Technology (IT) products and services.

For more information, contact:

 

FOR Globe Telecom

Yoly C. Crisanto

Head, Corporate Communications

Globe Telecom, Inc.

Email: [email protected]

Globe Newsroom: newsroom.globe.com.ph

Twitter: @talk2GLOBE | Facebook: www.facebook.com/globeph

FOR Teleguam Holdings dba GTA

Michele Catahay

Corporate Communications

(+1) 671-644-0163

FOR GTI Corporation

Fernando Cruz

Director

International Facilities & Data

GTI Corporation

Email: [email protected]

FOR Hawaiian Telcom

Su Shin

Executive Director – Marketing & Communications, Hawaiian Telcom

O: (+1) 808-546-2344 | C: (+1) 808-753-4891 | F: (+1) 808-546-6051

Email: [email protected]

FOR RTI

Russ Matulich

Phone: (+1) 415-837-3511

Email: [email protected]

FOR Telin

Gideon Octora

Corporate Communication Manager

Phone: (+62) 21-2995-2300

Fax: (+62) 21-5296-2358

Email: [email protected]

FOR Telkom USA

Joseph Sahat Raja

Phone: (+1) 323-899-4134

Email: [email protected]