Monday, August 17, 2009

Tata Communications Completes 3.8 Tbps TGN-Intra Asia Cable

Tyco Telecommunications completed the installation, testing and commissioning of the TGN-Intra Asia (TGN-IA) Cable System on behalf of Tata Communications. The fully operational 6700KM TGN-IA system links Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Vietnam and the Philippines, providing route diversity throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The TGN Intra-Asia Cable System is unique in offering a direct fiber path between Singapore and Tokyo, so delivering the fastest available connectivity (RTD is 63ms).

Tata Communications noted that almost all of the region's key cable systems recently experienced simultaneous cuts, severely impacting network traffic across Asia. Most were damaged somewhere between Hong Kong and Taiwan.  TGN-IA was not disturbed as a result of Tata Communications' specific decision to route the cable system as diversely as possible, so helping to improve regional business stability and ensuring our customers remain well served."

The system, which was strategically designed and routed to avoid earthquake and hazardous areas in the Asia-Pacific region, has an initial design capacity of 3.8 Tbps on a city centre to city centre basis. When combined with the Tata Global Network TIC and Pacific cable systems, the Intra Asia cable system will complete Tata Communications' multi-Terabit capability from India to Asia and onward to the United States.

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