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NEC Wins Contract to Supply Submarine Cable System linking Indonesia and Malaysia

May 14, 2004

NEC Corporation (NEC) (NASDAQ: NIPNY) announced today that it has signed a contract with PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, tbk ("PT Telkom") and Telekom Malaysia Berhad ("Telekom Malysia") for the supply of optical fiber submarine cable system linking Indonesia and Malaysia.

PT Telkom and Telekom Malaysia are the largest telecommunication operators in their respective countries and are currently diversifying their network to address exponential growth in demand being fuelled by increased usage of data and the Internet in the region. Upon completion, this system will play an important role, interconnecting with other submarine cables including TIS (Thailand - Indonesia - Singapore) Cable, HPBB (High Performance Backbone) in Indonesia, SEA-ME-WE #4 Cable System.

NEC Corporation has been supplying submarine cable systems for more than 30 years. In particular, it has been involved in the installation of most cable systems constructed in the ASEAN region. The company has installed several trans-ocean submarine cables with self-healing restoration technology. In Asia and Pacific, NEC was involved in the construction of huge networks such as APCN2 (Asia Pacific Cable Network - 2), AJC (Australia-Japan Cable), EAC2 (East Asia Crossing 2), TIS, and AUFS (Alaska United Fiber System).

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Design capacity: 2.5 Tb/s (1 Terrabit = 1000 Gigabits).
The overall cable length is approximately 7000 km x 2 (ring system). Apart from Telstra, other principal consortium members include China Telecom, CHT (Taiwan), C&W HKTI (Hong Kong), Japan Telecom, KDD (Japan), Korea Telecom, NTT Com (Japan), Singapore Telecom, Telekom Malaysia, AT&T, MCI-WorldCom, Teleglobe (Canada), C&W Global Networks, Global One, StarHub (Singapore), One Link Communications and PLDT (Philippines).

Australia-Japan Cable (AJC)

Design capacity: 640 Gb/s.
The overall cable length is 12,000 km. Apart from Telstra, MCI Worldcom, Japan Telecom, NTT Communications, Teleglobe Canada, CoNcert are the shareholders of Australia-Japan Cable. The Australia-Japan cable connects Australia directly with Japan via Guam and, via connecting cable systems, into Asia (SEA-ME-WE 3 and APCN), USA (China-US and Japan-US) and Europe (via mainland USA).

East Asia Crossing 2 (EAC")

Design capacity: 640 Gb/s.
The overall cable length is 7,800 km. Asia Netcom is the owner of the system. EAC2 will connect Taiwan, Hong Kong, Philippines, and Singapore and provide connectivity with many submarine cable systems landing in each country.

Thailand-Indonesia-Singapore (TIS)

Design capacity: 320 Gb/s. The overall cable length is 1,100 km. PT Telkom, Singapore Telecom and CAT Telecom are the owners of the system. TIS provide connectivity with many submarine cable systems in each country, including APCN2, C2C, SEA-ME-WE#3.

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