November 7, 2016

NTT Communications launches optical submarine cable network for APAC region

The new Asia Pacific Gateway claims to increase data transmission capacity in the Asian region

NTT Group’s ICT solutions and international communications business, NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) announced the launch of the Asia Pacific Gateway (APG), a high-bandwidth optical submarine cable network connecting regions and countries in Asia. NTT Com has implemented the new service in partnership various telecommunication carriers in each country.

The company claims that the APG will increase data transmission capacity, improve connectivity between various countries and improve redundancy through diverse routing.

The APG network is claimed to have a total length of 10,400 km and leverages 100 Gbps optical transmission capabilities to deliver a capacity of more than 54 Tbps. The cable routing avoids areas prone to earthquakes and typhoons, and has connectivity points in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

The company also announced that they have established two diverse landing points, one in the East and the other in the West of Japan for the APG and Pacific Crossing-1 (PC-1) submarine cable which connects between Japan and the U.S. through diverse routes. They have also implemented diverse landing points in Hong Kong and Singapore for the APG and for the Asia Submarine-Cable Express (ASE), which was launched in August 2012.

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