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Japan Electric signs Southeast Asia-Japan No. 2 cable construction agreement

Number of visits: Date:2018-03-19
The Southeast Asia-Japan No. 2 Submarine Cable (SJC2) Alliance has signed a submarine cable construction agreement with the Japan Electric Corporation. The submarine cable will connect Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, South Korea and Japan.
Japan Electric signs Southeast Asia-Japan No. 2 cable construction agreement
Japan Electric signs Southeast Asia-Japan No. 2 cable construction agreement
The cable is as long as 10,500 kilometers and is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2020. The submarine cable is expected to configure up to 8 pairs of high-capacity optical fibers with a total design capacity of 144 Tbps, which is expected to meet the diverse needs of Internet services such as Internet of Things, robotics, artificial intelligence and virtual reality.
“The construction of the SJC2 submarine cable marks a key milestone in digital collaboration within Asia,” said Linette Lee, chairman of the SJC2 Alliance and head of the undersea cable investment division of the Singapore Telecommunications Group International Business Unit. The new higher-capacity submarine cable made up for the earlier completion in 2013. The SJC submarine cable will provide companies and customers in the region with critical infrastructure for seamless connectivity, low latency and network diversity."
It is understood that the SJC2 submarine cable is jointly promoted by Chunghwa Telecom, China Mobile, Cambodia Innovation, Facebook, KDDI, Korea SK Telecom, Singapore Telecom and Vietnam VNPT.
“Nippon Electric is honored to be selected by the SJC2 Alliance as the supplier of the most advanced submarine cable system. The system lands at eleven locations in nine countries and regions. Once the SJC2 design is completed, each fiber pair can carry a capacity of at least 18 Tbps. The powerful and flexible design will enable SJC2 to cope with changes in future capacity requirements," said Atsoo Kawamura, senior vice president of Telecommunications Business Unit Business Unit, Japan. "The submarine cable will provide seamless connectivity and network diversity while also being used to complement other Asian Submarine cable, etc."

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