Campana Group is currently building the Singapore-Myanmar Submarine Cable (SIGMAR) to connect Myanmar directly to Singapore, with an optional branch to Thailand.
Under the partnership, Telin Singapore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PT Telkom Indonesia (Telkom), will provide a pre-laid shore-end, local connectivity, and landing station in Singapore, as well as support for permitting in Indonesian waters.
The 2,227km SIGMAR system will land in Tuas in Singapore, with the second landing station housed at Campana’s International Gateway (IGW) facility in Thanlyin, southeast of Yangon in Myanmar.
The four fiber pair cable will cut through the Andaman Sea and along the Straits of Malacca, one of the most important shipping lanes in the world. SIGMAR will connect Myanmar directly to Singapore and will be installed with branching units to enable optional landing in Thailand and future interconnections with other cables.
The companies said this will “significantly” reduce the time to market for the SIGMAR project, and reinforces Singapore’s status as an internet hub.
The SIGMAR project is a platform to deliver cloud services and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to the Myanmar market. The project is scheduled to be ready for service in 2020.
Myo Ohn, CEO of Campana Group, said the project will be the group’s first infrastructure partnership in Singapore and it will also enhance Telin Singapore’s internet coverage to Myanmar.
Andreuw Th.A.F, CEO of Telin Singapore said the partnership with Campana Group will strengthen the company’s commitment with SIGMAR.
“With Campana’s strong presence in Myanmar and Thailand, we are confident to meet the increasing demand for bandwidth, colocation, and critical IT infrastructure services in this region,” he said.