MCI (MCIP) says its latest global IP network expansion to deliver much needed bandwidth to South East Asia, the Middle East and Western Europe (SEA-ME-WE) has been completed and customer traffic is being transmitted on the new SEA-ME-WE4 submarine network cable system.

The next generation undersea cable spans 20,000 kilometers and links France to Singapore via the Middle East and Indian sub-continent.

MCI is the only U.S.-based service provider participating as an initial member in the SEA-ME-WE4 cable system. MCI is joining 15 other SEA-ME-WE4 Consortium members during a kickoff ceremony in Dubai, UAE, on Tuesday.

The members are celebrating the launch of the state-of-the-art submarine network cable system that links Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, France, India, Italy, Malaysia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tunisia and UAE.

The SEA-ME-WE4 cable network has been designed as a terabit system so it can grow with the emerging regions of the world. The initial capacity is 160 GBPS.

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