Cambodia to speed up Internet with $80m submarine cable

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The 1,425km submarine cable will run from Sihanoukville to Malaysia (Click to enlarge)

Cambodia’s largest internet service provider Ezecom said on June 25 it will construct the country’s first submarine Internet connection which is expected to “dramatically improve” Internet speed in the country while at the same time lowering costs.

The $80 million fiber-optic cable is supposed to run from the coastal town of Sihanoukville to Kuantan, Malaysia over 1,425 kilometers, where it then will be connected to the Asia-American Gateway, a 20,000- kilometer cable linking Southeast Asia to the US and much of the rest of the world.

The project will be complete in one year, the company said, with construction expected to start in September or October 2013.

The cable is said to speed up Internet connectivity from the current 512 kB/second to 2MB/second for Cambodian users and will also help businesses to connect better to the outside world.

Ezecom said it will partner with Telecom Malaysia and also wants to bring a Thai telecom provider on board.

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The 1,425km submarine cable will run from Sihanoukville to Malaysia (Click to enlarge)

Cambodia’s largest internet service provider Ezecom said on June 25 it will construct the country’s first submarine Internet connection which is expected to “dramatically improve” Internet speed in the country while at the same time lowering costs.

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The 1,425km submarine cable will run from Sihanoukville to Malaysia (Click to enlarge)

Cambodia’s largest internet service provider Ezecom said on June 25 it will construct the country’s first submarine Internet connection which is expected to “dramatically improve” Internet speed in the country while at the same time lowering costs.

The $80 million fiber-optic cable is supposed to run from the coastal town of Sihanoukville to Kuantan, Malaysia over 1,425 kilometers, where it then will be connected to the Asia-American Gateway, a 20,000- kilometer cable linking Southeast Asia to the US and much of the rest of the world.

The project will be complete in one year, the company said, with construction expected to start in September or October 2013.

The cable is said to speed up Internet connectivity from the current 512 kB/second to 2MB/second for Cambodian users and will also help businesses to connect better to the outside world.

Ezecom said it will partner with Telecom Malaysia and also wants to bring a Thai telecom provider on board.

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