Sea-Me-We 5 consortium, group of 15 telecommunication companies, has awarded a contract worth several hundred million dollars to Alcatel-Lucent for building a 20000 km long undersea cable that will connect Singapore and Europe. Sea-Me-We stands for South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe, and this is the fifth similar project for the consortium. This will bring the 100-gigabit link between the two continents. The consortium consists of the following companies: Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company, China Mobile, China Telecom Global, China United Network Communications Group Company, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications, Orange ,Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications, Saudi Telecom Company, SingTel, Sri Lanka Telecom, TOT, PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International, Telecom Italia Sparkle, Telekom Malaysia Berhad and Yemen International Telecommunications. Alcatel-Lucent will use “marine plug” which will be located behind a boat, which can set cables to depth of 1500 meters. Possible speed of cabling is between 5 and 35 kilometers per day.