A new cable between Japan and the U.S.
Nov 11, 2010
Representatives of the consortium, which includes just six companies, Bharti Airtel, Global Transit, Google, KDDI Corporation, PacNet and SingTel, announced their readiness to operate a new fiber optic cables placed on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. Cable length of 9620 km with a capacity at the level of 4.8 Tbps, joined the coast of Japan (cable landing point is located near Tokyo) and the North American continent (the point of landing the cable near Los Angeles), the official site PacNet.
The project costs $ 300 million dollars. Before the announcement of readiness for commercial exploitation, cable been thoroughly tested for several months. During a cable mounting the consortium has worked with companies NEC Corporation and TE SubCom. The largest project investor, a company PacNet, will have at its disposal 40% of bandwidth from the total, or 1.92 Tbit / sec