Monday, April 11, 2011

NEC Selected for South-East Asia Japan Cable

The South-East Asia Japan Cable (SJC) consortium has commenced construction of a new undersea network that will link Brunei, China Mainland, Hong Kong, Philippines, Japan, and Singapore, with options to extend to Indonesia and Thailand.




NEC and TE Subcom were awarded the supply contract for the new international submarine cable system. First announced in December 2009, the cable was initially planned to be 8,300 km in length, linking 5 countries / territories. SJC's length is now 8,900 km which could extend up to 10,700 km, linking up to 8 countries / territories while supporting an initial design capacity of over 15 Tbps.


The SJC consortium is composed of Brunei International Gateway Sendirian Berhad (BIG), China Mobile, China Telecommunications Corporation (China Telecom), China Telecom (Hong Kong) International Ltd. (CTHKI, an Affiliate of China Telecommunications Corporation), Donghwa Telecom Co., Ltd., Globe Telecom, Inc., Google SJC Bermuda Ltd. (a subsidiary of Google Inc.), KDDI Corporation, Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel), PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin), Telemedia Pacific Inc. (TPI), and TOT Public Co., Ltd. (TOT).


The SJC system is expected to be ready for service in 2H-2013.
http://www.nec.co.jp

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