Submarine network specialist TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, says it has been selected by the SJC Consortium to upgrade the Southeast Asia-Japan Cable (SJC) submarine cable system.
The enhancement to the 8,986-km system brings an increase of 6.5 Tbps of capacity using 100G transmission equipment to meet growing bandwidth demand. Implementation of the submarine network upgrade has already begun.
The SJC cable has been in service less than a year, reflecting the spiraling bandwidth growth in the Asia Pacific region.
“An upgrade of this significance confirms the capacity growth Southeast Asia is experiencing,” said Qian Zhong, managing director, Asia Pacific Sales, TE SubCom. “Equipped with a 6.5-Tbps increase, the SJC upgrade will set a new benchmark in global data and information connectivity by transforming the way businesses and consumers in the region use bandwidth-intensive programs.”
“We completed the full system construction project in 2013 and are very excited to see it, and our relationship with the SJC consortium, continue to grow,” said John Mitchell, president, TE SubCom. “The Asia Pacific region continues to see a dramatic increase in demand for capacity. TE SubCom is committed to providing the essential bandwidth to enable the region to reliably and affordably interact and communicate with the rest of the world.”
The SJC cable system, which began service in June 2013, is operated by a global consortium of telecommunications and technology companies, linking the seven countries or territories of Brunei, mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and the Philippines, including the option to connect with Thailand.
The SJC consortium is composed of Brunei International Gateway Sendirian Berhad (BIG), China Mobile International Ltd., China Telecom, China Telecom Global Ltd, Donghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. (a subsidiary of Chunghwa Telecom, Co., Ltd.), Globe Telecom Inc., Google, KDDI Corp., Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. (SingTel), PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin), and TOT Public Co., Ltd.
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