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Malaysia-Cambodia-Thailand (MCT) Submarine Cable launches for Enhanced Connectivity

The 1,300km Malaysia-Cambodia-Thailand (MCT) subsea cable system has launched, with an initial capacity of 1.5Tbps, marking a new era of improved and secured internet connection for Cambodia and related countries.

The cable system consists of three fibre pairs which will link all three countries at their respective cable landing stations at Cherating, Malaysia, Rayong, Thailand, and Sihanoukville in Cambodia.

The Malaysia-Cambodia-Thailand (MCT) submarine cable was jointly invested by EZECOM Telcotech of Cambodia, Symphony Communication of Thailand and Telekom Malaysia Berhad, Paul Blanche-Horgan, chief executive officer of EZECOM Telcotech, said during the launching ceremony.

Mr Blanche-Horgan added: “With this US$100 million joint venture, Cambodia will experience faster and more reliable internet speed, the effect of which will trickle down through the whole industry all the way to Cambodian end-users”.

This article appeared in Capacity Media and Khmer Times

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