MAY 14, 2007 -- Fujitsu Ltd. (search for Fujitsu) has signed a contract for the upgrade of the Japan-US Cable Network, a submarine fiber-optic cable system, with a consortium of seven telecommunications carriers, including AT&T Corp, KDDI Corp., NTT Communications Corp., Qwest Communications International Inc., Reach Global Networks Ltd, Softbank Telecom Corp., and Verizon Business. The contract calls for Fujitsu's FLASHWAVE S650 submarine line terminal equipment to be implemented at three landing points each in Japan and the US.
The addition of the FLASHWAVE S650 series will more than double the Japan-US Cable Network's original design capacity of 640 Gbits/sec to beyond 1.28 Tbits/sec. Fujitsu says the equipment was selected based on their customers' high evaluation of the product's compact size, multiplex transmission capability, low power consumption, and high reliability.
The new contract for the Japan-US Cable Network will see the S650 series installed in Morro Bay and Manchester, CA, and Makaha, HI, in the U.S. and the Mie, Chiba, and Ibaraki prefectures in Japan.