Sunday, June 1, 2008

Trans-Pacific Express (TPE) Cable Nears Completion

China Telecom expects the Trans-Pacific Express (TPE) cable to be completed in Q3. TPE is the first major undersea system to land on the U.S. West coast in more than seven years. It will be more than 60 times the overall capacity of the existing cable directly linking the United States and China, and, thus, will be a major enhancement to the current cable systems between the two nations. The five landing points for the TPE cable include two in China, Chongming in Shanghai, Qingdao in Shandong Province and one in the United States, Nedonna Beach in Oregon.

China Telecom Americas is now pre-selling capacity on the Trans-Pacific Express system.