Wednesday, December 2, 2009

AT&T Joins Asia-America Undersea Cable

AT&T has joined the Asia-America Gateway (AAG) consortium, which is focused on building an undersea cable system connecting Southeast Asia and the United States. The consortium recently announced the completion of the 20,000 kilometer-long AAG submarine cable network's testing. The AAG system is now ready to begin carrying commercial traffic.

The AAG cable connects at AT&T landing stations in Guam, Hawaii and Southern California and is designed to provide more direct connectivity to emerging markets in Asia via landing stations in the Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. The cable also provides seamless connectivity to Australia and India via common landing points along its route.

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