Belau Submarine Cable Corporation (BSCC) and NEC Corporation have completed the construction of a new submarine cable, Palau Spur, linking the Republic of Palau to Guam.
The Palau Spur interconnects with the existing SEA-US submarine cable, which connects the Philippines and Indonesia to the United States. The new submarine cable will connect the Republic of Palau to Guam with onward connectivity to Asia, North America and the rest of the world.
The Palau Spur has an initial design capacity of 500 Gigabits per second (Gbps), using NEC’s 100Gbps technology.
The president of the Republic of Palau, his excellency E. Tommy Remengesau, Jr. declared BSCC open for business at celebration held at the National Museum in Koror, Palau. “This marks the completion of critical national infrastructure, that has already made its presence felt in improved services, and will continue to support the sustainable development of Palau long into the future as technologies evolve,” the president said.
“NEC is honored to have been selected as a partner for this significant project for the Republic of Palau and it is with deep pride that we hand over the keys to launch the new submarine cable link to the BSCC and the people of Palau,” said Toru Kawauchi, general manager of NEC’s Submarine Network Division.