Telekom Malaysia Berhad’s (TM) private international submarine cable system, Cahaya Malaysia, has linked to Tseung Kwan O, its landing station in Hong Kong, completing the cable’s intended connectivity route.
Cahaya Malaysia, which began its construction back in January 2011 is TM’s wholly owned 2-fiber-pair system within the 6-fiber-pair Asia Submarine cable Express (ASE) system linking Malaysia to Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Singapore. Spanning a distance over 7,800 km, the cable system which began its construction in January 2011 was meticulously developed to maximise reliability, able to withstand earthquake and typhoon damages as well as covering the shortest distance to Japan. It has been carrying Internet traffic between Malaysia and Japan since August 2012. The final leg of this cable system, completed early this month, is now fully operational and ready to serve connections between Malaysia to Hong Kong, and Hong Kong to Japan. [...]