By Want China Times

Taiwan's communication administrative authority has approved the first submarine communication cable directly linking both sides of the strait, enabling the cable to come into commercial service.

Communication operators in Taiwan told Xinhua on Monday that once put into use, the cable will be capable of carrying cross-strait communications with a bandwidth of 6.4Tb/s. Operators in Taiwan previously had to use international cables in Japan or South Korea to connect with China, and the new direct link will improve the quality and speed of cross-strait communications.

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