MCT Submarine Cable System Launched

Malaysia-Cambodia-Thailand (MCT) Submarine Cable System and Landing Station in Cambodia, which will provide secured internet connection for the Kingdom and related countries, was officially launched here this morning.

Cambodian Acting Prime Minister Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng presided over the event with the participation of many Cambodian senior government officials and other local and international guests.

Addressing to the event, Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng said this is a historic achievement for Cambodia in the field of ICT and telecommunications. "I am proud of the amazing efforts from all the stakeholders that have worked hard for many years to bring this project to fruition. Thanks to the MCT Submarine Cable, Cambodia now has faster, reliable, more affordable and, most importantly, a more secure internet connection for all. This milestone accomplishment clearly signals the stability and confidence that Cambodia enjoys today. I am sure it will help to drive our continually growing economy, and further strengthen our position in ASEAN and the world," he underlined.

According to a press release issued at the launching ceremony, MCT cable system spans approximately 1,300 kilometres and adopts state-of-the-art 100 Gbps technology and will support a capacity of at least 30 Tbps. The MCT submarine cable will connect to other submarine cable systems, including Telcotech - the only Cambodian member of the Asia-America Gateway - and the 20,000 kilometre submarine communication cable which links Southeast Asia to the USA.

The system makes use of landing stations, of which Cambodia's landing station called "Mittapheap (Friendship) Landing Station" is located at O' Tres Beach in Sihanoukville, Preah Sihanouk province, while Malaysia's is in Kuantan, and at Rayong for Thailand.

Malaysia-Cambodia-Thailand (MCT) Submarine Cable System was built by Telcotech, a subsidiary of EZECOM, Malaysia Telekom Malaysia Berhard and Symphony Communication of Thailand.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press