Friday, 12 June 2020 00:49

NEC selected to build Asia Pacific submarine cable Featured

By

Japan's NEC has been selected by the Asia Direct Cable Consortium to construct the 9,400-kilometre long Asia Pacific submarine cable which is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2022.

The cable, which will connect China (Hong Kong SAR and Guangdong Province), Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, will feature multiple pairs of high capacity optical fibres and is designed to carry more than 140 Tbps of traffic - enabling high capacity transmission of data across the East and Southeast Asian regions.

The consortium building the cable includes CAT, China Telecom, China Unicom, PLDT, Singtel, SoftBank Corp., Tata Communications and Viettel.

"The ADC system provides the highest cable capacity and necessary diversity for Asia's key information hubs, which will enable carriers and service providers to better plan their networks and services for a sustainable development," said Chang Weiguo, one of the ADC Co-Chairs from China Telecom.

ADC Co-Chair, Mr. Koji Ishii of SoftBank also said, "This new system will contribute to drive the Asian ICT business growth as one of the core infrastructure in the region and to meet the evolving marketplace.

“As a leading submarine cable system vendor, NEC has successfully provided many trans-Asia submarine cable systems, making the company the most reliable choice for the ADC supply partner."

"As the supplier of the ADC Cable, NEC continues to support critical infrastructure in Asia. This advanced optical fibre submarine cable system will provide seamless connectivity to the countries it lands in and the regions it services," said Atsushi Kuwahara, General Manager, Submarine Network Division, NEC Corporation.

"NEC is impressed by the level of commitment from members of the ADC Consortium, and will fully capitalise on our regional expertise to support ADC and to ensure the successful completion of this project."

Ooi Seng Keat, Vice President, Carrier Services, OTT and Satellites, Group Enterprise at Singtel - which is a member of the consortium, said, “The Asia Direct Cable we're building will meet the rapidly growing demand for high-speed connectivity for advanced technologies such as 5G, IoT-related services, and high-definition video in the economically dynamic regions of East and Southeast Asia”.

“The new cable will enhance our infrastructure and also our ability to harness new technologies for future growth. Together with the Southeast Asia – Japan Cable 2 system to be completed next year, the Asia Direct Cable will boost diversity and resilience of our global network, reinforcing Singtel's position as the region’s leading data services provider and strengthening Singapore's status as a global business and info-communications hub.”

The cable will feature multiple pairs of optical fibres and is designed to carry more than 140 Tbps of traffic, enabling high capacity transmission of data across East and Southeast Asia, further enhancing the expansion of communications networks in the region.

And according to Research and Markets, the submarine cable systems market in Asia Pacific is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 9.8% from 2018 to 2027, increasing from US$5.6 billion to US$14.7 billion over the nine-year period.


Subscribe to ITWIRE UPDATE Newsletter here

Now’s the Time for 400G Migration

The optical fibre community is anxiously awaiting the benefits that 400G capacity per wavelength will bring to existing and future fibre optic networks.

Nearly every business wants to leverage the latest in digital offerings to remain competitive in their respective markets and to provide support for fast and ever-increasing demands for data capacity. 400G is the answer.

Initial challenges are associated with supporting such project and upgrades to fulfil the promise of higher-capacity transport.

The foundation of optical networking infrastructure includes coherent optical transceivers and digital signal processing (DSP), mux/demux, ROADM, and optical amplifiers, all of which must be able to support 400G capacity.

With today’s proprietary power-hungry and high cost transceivers and DSP, how is migration to 400G networks going to be a viable option?

PacketLight's next-generation standardised solutions may be the answer. Click below to read the full article.

CLICK HERE!

WEBINAR PROMOTION ON ITWIRE: It's all about webinars

These days our customers Advertising & Marketing campaigns are mainly focussed on webinars.

If you wish to promote a Webinar we recommend at least a 2 week campaign prior to your event.

The iTWire campaign will include extensive adverts on our News Site itwire.com and prominent Newsletter promotion https://www.itwire.com/itwire-update.html and Promotional News & Editorial.

This coupled with the new capabilities 5G brings opens up huge opportunities for both network operators and enterprise organisations.

We have a Webinar Business Booster Pack and other supportive programs.

We look forward to discussing your campaign goals with you.

MORE INFO HERE!

BACK TO HOME PAGE
Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham - retired and is a "volunteer" writer for iTWire. He is a veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

Share News tips for the iTWire Journalists? Your tip will be anonymous

WEBINARS ONLINE & ON-DEMAND

GUEST ARTICLES

VENDOR NEWS

Guest Opinion

Guest Interviews

Guest Reviews

Guest Research

Guest Research & Case Studies

Channel News

Comments