By Yoon Sung-Won, The Korea Times

BUSAN ? KT pledged Tuesday to establish a Northeast Asian Internet hub in Busan as it became the main operator of world's largest submarine cable network operation center (NOC).

The nation's first and only submarine cable control center will control KT's new submarine cable network dubbed “Asia Pacific Gateway (APG)” that connects nine Asian countries including Korea, China and Japan.

“With the 11,000-kilometer-long APG being operational today, KT's submarine cable network operation center will handle about 30 percent of data traffic around the globe. This is one of the largest in the world,” KT Chairman Hwang Chang-gyu said in his celebrating speech during the opening ceremony of the KT International Operation Center in this port city, Tuesday.

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