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SEACOM (Asian cable system)

SEACOM is a telephone cable linking Hong Kong with Malaysia.

Its telephone link was opened in 1967.

At one stage it also included the terrestrial radio microwave analogue link along the eastern coast of Australia, operated by the Postmaster-General's Department which was the forerunner of Telstra. This communication link rejoined the undersea cable section at Cairns in north Queensland.


SEACOM may refer to:

  • SEACOM (African cable system), a private venture that owns and operates a submarine cable connecting south and east Africa
  • SEACOM (Asian cable system), a telephone cable linking Hong Kong with Malaysia
SEACOM (African cable system)

SEACOM is a submarine cable operator with a network of submarine and terrestrial high-speed fibre-optic cable that serves the East and West coasts of Africa. SEACOM’s reach extends into Europe and the Asia-Pacific via India. The Pan-African network uses bundled backhaul, open access PoP's (Points of Presence) and global partnerships to provide end-to-end wholesale and enterprise connectivity around the world for African and international network and content operators.

In-service since July 2009, SEACOM has increased the availability of international bandwidth ten-fold, and more so in many of Africa’s most under-served nations. The only privately funded and truly neutral carrier in its market, SEACOM also offers a comprehensive suite of IP/MPLS (Internet Protocol & Multi-Protocol Label Switching) and clear channel services to the wholesale and enterprise segments.