There's more news on the planned Singapore India Gateway (SING) cable system, for which a new contract has just been announced.
Global Marine, a provider of subsea fibre optic cable installation and maintenance solutions to the telecoms sector, has been awarded the Desk Top Study (DTS) for the SING cable system.
Global Marine explains that its DTS utilises bathymetry, geology, currents, weather, seismology, tides, permits and reviews of other seabed users to detail all the influences on cable route safety and provide sound engineering solutions for the environment encountered.
The study also identifies possible sources of risk to the cable, and the extent of that risk, including an analysis of faults on existing systems nearby from Global Marine’s extensive worldwide database.
The SING submarine cable system is the inaugural project by Datawave Networks and will provide ultra-high capacity connectivity between Singapore and India. Datawave Networks is an international provider of independent, open-access subsea network infrastructure solutions.
SING will be an ultra high-capacity multi fibre pair system. As lead system developer, Datawave Networks will place single dark fibre pairs with telecom and content operators for integration into their core networks.
As well as landing points in Singapore and India the 9,000km system will have branches to Thailand, Indonesia and Oman. Site visits will begin, working in line with local regulations on safe travel and work, when Covid-19 restrictions begin to ease further.