TM and Telin partner for subsea opportunities

15 May 2022

Telekom Malaysia (TM) Wholesale and Telin, the carrier subsidiary of PT Telkom Indonesia, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate more closely on submarine cable projects.

Under the terms of the agreement, both parties gain capacity on each other’s submarine cable systems, helping to meet the region’s increasing demand for connectivity.

"This collaboration allows us to gain immediate submarine capacity in response to the growing demand for high bandwidth services," said Amar Huzaimi Md Deris, executive vice president, TM Wholesale. "It also gives us more diverse connections and alternative routes connecting Malaysia to the rest of the world, while optimising our existing submarine capacity.”

The MoU will also see the companies explore potential opportunities for co-investment in future systems.

Telin announced in February that they had joined the SEA-ME-WE-6 consortium, which also includes TM, aiming to connect Indonesia to the burgeoning cable system. SEA-ME-WE-6 will connect Singapore to France, connecting to 10 countries en route.

TM currently owns and leases 30 submarine cable systems spanning over 320,000km, while Telin has 22, reaching over 222,260km.