The Southeast Asia-Japan Cable (SJC) has become operational today, providing residents in seven countries with greater Internet connectivity. The wired-up territories are: Brunei, mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the Philippines, including the option to link with Thailand.

With an initial capacity of 28 Terabits per second, the submarine cable can provide simultaneous streaming to about 3 million high-definition videos.

The cable system is linked to the latest transpacific cable, and together they provide lower latency connectivity between Asia and the United States. The consortium managing the cable includes Google, SingTel, KDDI, Globe, and other telcos.

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