TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, has announced the on-schedule completion of its third network upgrade to the South-East Asia Japan Cable (SJC) System.
The upgrade of the system, which connects Brunei, mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the Philippines, increases system capacity by 6.3 Tb/s using TE SubCom’s latest 100 Gb/s coherent transmission technology (C100U+). The third upgrade of the 8,986 km system is in service and meets the growing capacity needs for businesses and communications across the Asia-Pacific region.
“TE SubCom strives to bring value to its customers by delivering state-of-the-art systems on schedule and at the highest standard of reliability,” said Debbie Brask, Managing Director, Project Management and Marketing Communications, TE SubCom. “We are delighted to continue our relationship with the SJC members by providing a crucial technological advancement to an area in need of significantly more capacity than has been available to date.”
The SJC consortium is composed of Brunei International Gateway Sendirian Berhad (BIG), China Mobile International Ltd. (CMI), China Telecommunications Corporation (China Telecom), China Telecom Global Limited (CTG), Donghwa Telecom Co. Ltd (DHT) (a subsidiary of Chunghwa Telecom, Co., Ltd.), Globe Telecom, Inc., Google, KDDI Corporation, Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel), PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin a subsidiary of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk), and TOT Public Co., Ltd. (TOT).