Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Trans-Pacific Express Cable Activation Expected in July

The U.S.-mainland China portion of the Trans-Pacific Express (TPE) submarine cable is now expected to enter service in July, a month in advance of the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China. TPE is the first next-generation, high-capacity undersea system to link the United States with mainland China, Taiwan and South Korea. Verizon Business teamed up with charter TPE Consortium team members - China Telecom, China Netcom, China Unicom, Korea Telecom and Chunghwa Telecom (Taiwan) - to expedite the longest leg of the 18,000-kilometer cable system. TPE will initially provide capacity of up to 1.28 Tbps and will have design capacity of up to 5.12 Tbpshttp://www.verizon.com

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