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Press Release -- October 9th, 2014
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Huawei Marine Begins Manufacturing Phase of Far East Submarine System

Subsea Cable system utilizes 80*100G solution with 2nd SD-FEC technology to enhance communications in Russia

[Tianjin, China, October 09, 2014] Huawei Marine Networks Co. Ltd. (Huawei Marine), a global submarine cable networks provider, today announced that it has commenced manufacturing the cable for the Far East submarine system and will also shortly start manufacturing other wet plant for this system. This is a direct result of the turnkey system design and development contract Huawei Marine and Rostelecom, Russia’s national telecommunications operator, signed in June 2014. This multi-million dollar investment will enhance communications for the Far East region of Russia and provide high-capacity connectivity across the Sea of Okhotsk.

The innovative slimline repeatered system will be deployed in two segments, linking Okha in Sakhalin Island with Ola in Magadan and Ust-Bolsheretsk in Kamchatka which currently relies on satellite infrastructure. The combined system length exceeds 1,900km. Utilising Huawei Marine’s 100 Gbps technology which features 2nd Soft-Decision Forward Error Correction (SD-FEC), each segment of the Far East Submarine Cable System will have an initial 2-fiber pairs lit, designed to have a capacity of 1.6 Tbps. The project is due for completion Q4, 2015. At this point, traffic will be migrated from the existing satellite infrastructure to provide reliable low-latency connectivity to service the region’s growing traffic demands.

“Our innovative product portfolio and leading edge transmission technology will help Rostelecom stimulate opportunities for economic, cultural and educational activities in this region.” said Mr. Ma Yanfeng, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Huawei Marine. He added “This project is further evidence of the confidence major network operators have in Huawei Marine's capabilities to design and deploy challenging subsea transmission infrastructure.”

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About Rostelecom

Rostelecom (www.rostelecom.ru) is one of the largest national telecommunications operators in Russia and Europe. The Group operates in all segments of the telecommunications market and covers more than 34 million households.
Rostelecom is an undisputable leader of the broadband and pay-TV markets in Russia with over 10.6 million fixed-line broadband subscribers and over 7.5 million pay-TV subscribers.

The Group is a market leader in providing telecommunications services to government bodies and corporates of all levels. It is also an important innovator that provides solutions in the field of medicine, E-Government, cloud computing, education, security and housing & utility services.

About Huawei Marine Networks Co., Ltd.
Huawei Marine Networks Co., Limited (Huawei Marine) is a joint venture established by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. and Global Marine Systems Limited. Bringing together the substantial expertise of the two parent companies, Huawei Marine integrates the state-of-the-art technologies in telecommunications and 160 years of marine operations experience with a commitment to the development and construction of submarine cable communication networks throughout the globe. Huawei Marine provides highly reliable, cost-effective turnkey submarine cable system solutions incorporating system design, integration and installation services with an on-going focus and commitment to customer support for network operators.
For more information, please contact: public@huaweimarine.com or visit www.huaweimarine.com

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