Indonesia’s government has made a commitment to ensure telecommunications and broadband access for the country’s fast growing population of 267 million people. In line with this vision, local carrier Moratelindo reportedly continues to develop its nationwide fiber-optic network with the construction of the Jayabaya high speed submarine cable system for Java Island, with Nexans supplying a total of 915 kilometers of fiber-optic cabling for this project.
The deployed fiber-optic cable is based on Nexans’ 24-core unrepeatered (URC-1) design. Near the shore, at water-depths below 20 meters, it will feature a double-armored (DA) construction for extra protection against damage from shipping and fishing activities. For depths between 20 and 200 meters a single-armored (SA) fiber-optic cable will be deployed.
The Jayabaya cable will ultimately provide a fiber-optic link between Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital and largest city, and Surabaya, the capital of the East Java province on Java Island. The link will comprise three submarine segments: Jakarta to Cirebon; Cirebon to Semarang; Semarang to Surabaya.
The Jayabaya cable was reportedly manufactured at Nexans Norway’s facility in Rognan. The installation of the cable is ongoing and is expected to be completed by the end of November 2018.