NEC Corporation has won a contract from Okinawa Cellular Telephone Company to deploy an optical submarine cable system that will start operation in April 2020.
NEC will be responsible for engineer, supply, install, test and implement the submarine cable system that will be connecting Okinawa Prefecture and Kagoshima Prefecture in Japan.
NEC will provide the optical submarine cable system as a turnkey solution. The global telecom equipment supplier did not reveal the financial details of the submarine cable deployment.
This cable system will have length of 760 km and a maximum depth of approximately 1,200 m. The cable system employs the latest optical wavelength multiplex transmission method, and the maximum design transmission capacity is 80 Tbps per second.
NEC said it has built more than 300,000 km of cable. NEC’s subsidiary, OCC Corporation, is responsible for the manufacture of optical submarine cables.