THAILAND – TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation’s
Subsidiary Receives Several Major Contracts for Telecommunications Cable Thailand
Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited, a leading manufacturer of wire and cable products for the telecommunications and electric-power industries in selected Asia-Pacific markets, today announced that one of its Thai subsidiaries, Siam Fiber Optics, Co, Ltd. (“SFO”), has signed several major contracts with local companies and state-owned telecommunication companies for a total value of Baht 592 million (approximately $18.4 million).
These contracts include:
– A THB 185 million ($5.7 million) contract with Marubeni Thailand Co., Ltd. to deliver 5,650 km of fiber-optic cable over a seven-month period through October 2010;
– A THB 121 million ($3.8 million) contract to deliver 2,794 km of fiber-optic cable to TOT Public Company Limited, a state-owned telecommunications company, which commenced in May 2010 and would run for four months; and
– Two contracts from Thai Transmission Industry Co., Ltd. to provide 4,130 km ADSS & 4,324 km Dropwires of fiber-optic cables in an effort to link the telecommunication network for all the domestic universities in Thailand totaling THB 258 million (approximately $8.0 million) over approximately 14 months, the first of which commenced in January 2010.
Siam Fiber Optics Co., Ltd. is 60% owned by Charoong Thai Wire and Cable Co., the latter is 51% directly or indirectly owned by APWC. The other three non-controlling interest parties own rest of the 40% of Siam Fiber Optics Co., Ltd.