TE SubCom completes upgrade to Trans-Pacific Express cable

TE SubCom, a subsidiary of TE Connectivity Ltd., says it has completed another long-haul fiber-optic network upgrade, this time to the Trans-Pacific Express (TPE) submarine cable system. The upgrade to the 18,000-km system brings an increase of over 1 Tbps of capacity to meet the dramatic increase in demand in the transpacific market.

TE SubCom, a subsidiary of TE Connectivity Ltd., says it has completed another long-haul fiber-optic network upgrade, this time to the Trans-Pacific Express (TPE) submarine cable system. The upgrade to the 18,000-km fiber-optic cable system brings an increase of over 1 Tbps of capacity to meet the dramatic increase in demand in the transpacific market.

Announced in 2006 and entering into service in 2008, the cable system was the first multi-terabit cable system to directly connect four countries/regions between North East Asia and North America and played a significant role in driving new development for intercontinental telecommunications. TPE links the U.S. and Asia, landing at Nedonna Beach, OR, and five landing stations in Asia located in Chongming and Qingdao, China; Keoje, South Korea; Tanshui, Taiwan; and Shin Maruyama, Japan. The submarine cable network is owned by AT&T Corp., Chunghwa Telecom, China Telecom, China Unicom, KT, NTT Com, and Verizon Business.

“The transpacific, and more specifically Northern Asia, continues to see an explosion in demand for capacity, and TE SubCom maintains our commitment to provide the largest cross-sectional capacity on long-haul networks,” said Dr. Qian Zhong, managing director, TE SubCom. “The TPE cable system was designed and implemented to be flexible and meet this demand. With our extensive resources and technical familiarity with the system and its route, we are able to complete an upgrade that best positions TPE to provide essential bandwidth to one of the fastest growing telecom markets in the world.”

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