The SEA-ME-WE cable history started in 1985 when the first 12/25 MHz capacity, 13.500 km long SEA-ME-WE cable was commissioned. After that three more very successful SEA-ME-WE cable projects were completed.




As a continuation of four earlier triumphant SEA-ME-WE projects, SEA-ME-WE 5 was brought to life in 2014. Many of the current members of the SEA-ME-WE 5 project were also part of the previous SMW sea-cable developments having vast experiences in completing such scale complex projects with great results.



The SEA-ME-WE 5 Consortium’s Construction & Maintenance Agreement (C&MA) was signed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 7th March 2014.

The C&MA Coming into Force (CIF) date was 6th June 2014.