December 13, 2019
Orient Link Pte. Ltd. (Singapore; CEO: Yoshio Sato)*, a joint venture owned by Fund Orient Link Pte. Ltd. (Singapore; CEO: Yoshio Sato)*, a joint venture owned by Fund Corporation for the Overseas Development of Japan’s ICT and Postal Services (hereinafter, “JICT”) (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Yoshiyuki Fukuda), jointly with NTT Worldwide Telecommunications Corporation (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Kenichiro Iida) and WEN Capital Pte. Ltd. (Singapore; Director: Lim Soon Foo), will start construction of an optical submarine cable that connects Singapore, Myanmar and India from December 2019.
In the Southeast Asia region, global communication traffic is growing due to remarkable economic growth and the rising use of smartphones, and demand for connectivity among global data centers also appears to be increasing. In response to such strong demand, the NTT Group, which operates an optical submarine cable business globally, will move forward with the construction of optical submarine cables in the Southeast Asia region, with the support of JICT. This is expected to bolster Japan’s international competitiveness in the infrastructure business involving optical submarine cables in general.
JICT will continue supporting Japanese companies’ overseas business development in the areas of information and communications, broadcasting and postal services.
* The planned cable route is as shown on the next page.
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