Tokyo, November 17, 2016 – NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced it has finished construction of the Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) Submarine Cable connecting Japan, South Korea, Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.
The APG Submarine Cable, with a total length of approximately 10,900 km, is owned by a consortium of 13 members* and features 100 Gigabit per second (Gbps) optical transmission capabilities that deliver a capacity of more than 54Tbps.
“NEC is honored to have been selected as the supplier for APG,” said Shunichiro Tejima, Executive Vice President and Head of the Telecom Carrier Business Unit at NEC Corporation. “We hope to see our partnership with the consortium further enhanced through NEC’s ability to provide real-time technical support for the operation and maintenance of this advanced submarine cable.”
NEC has more than 40 years of experience in the submarine cable business and is recognized as one of the world’s top submarine system vendors. NEC has laid a total of more than 250,000 kilometers of submarine cable—the equivalent of six trips around the earth.
*Members include: CAT, China Mobile International, China Telecom, China Unicom, Chunghwa Telecom, KT Corporation, LG Uplus, NTT Communications, StarHub, Global Transit, Viettel, VNPT
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