June 27, 2013 - The SJC Parties today announced that the Southeast Asia-Japan Cable (SJC) system is now operational. The system, supplied by TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. Company, and NEC Corporation, provides connectivity to key destinations to meet the growing bandwidth requirement in the region and allow for cost-effective and resilient connectivity to other submarine cable systems.
Operated by a global consortium of telecommunications and technology companies, the SJC cable system links the seven countries or territories of Brunei, mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the Philippines, including the option to link with Thailand.
The SJC is an 8,900-kilometer cable system, which could further extend to 9,700 kilometers. At a project cost of around US$400 million, the SJC cable system consists of 6 fiber pairs with the initial design capacity of 28 Terabits per second to meet bandwidth-intensive applications such as Internet TV, online games and enterprise data exchange. To illustrate, the cable’s design capacity can support simultaneous streaming of up to 30 million high-definition videos.
Mr. Ooi Seng Keat, spokesperson for the SJC consortium and SingTel’s Vice President, Carrier Services International Business Unit, Group Enterprise said: “The Southeast-Asia Japan Cable system signals a milestone for the seven Asia-Pacific countries in the consortium as it will set a new benchmark in global data and information connectivity. The SJC is interconnected seamlessly with the latest transpacific cable, which together will deliver the lowest latency connectivity between Asia and the U.S., specifically from Singapore to Los Angeles. As the SJC cable route avoids the earthquake zone in North Asia, it enhances the operators’ network resilience by offering cable diversity and reliability in the event of a cable breakage in other undersea networks.
“Equipped with the highest available transmission speed for an undersea cable network, the SJC will be able to carry more bandwidth-intensive applications which can transform the way enterprises and consumers in the region work, live, learn and play. The SJC’s huge bandwidth will thus be able to accommodate the creation of future applications and innovative solutions, thus spurring the development of information and communications technology in the region,” he added.
“Today marks a significant milestone for the international telecommunications community to better serve the ever growing demand for more bandwidth in Asia and beyond.” said Mr. Shunichiro Tejima, Senior Vice President at NEC. “We are pleased to be a part of this important project, and will continue to dedicate our strength to the development of telecommunication infrastructure in these and other countries across the globe.”
"We are very excited to see this project we began in 2011 come to life," said David Coughlan, President, TE SubCom. "This system will have a significant effect on how the Asia-Pacific region interacts and communicates with the rest of the world."
The SJC is a global consortium of companies composed of Brunei International Gateway Sendirian Berhad (BIG), China Mobile International Ltd. (CMI), China Telecommunications Corporation (China Telecom), China Telecom Global Limited (CTG, an affiliate of China Telecommunications Corporation), Donghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. (a subsidiary of Chunghwa Telecom, Co.,Ltd.), Globe Telecom, Inc., Google, KDDI Corporation, Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel), PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin a subsidiary of PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk), and TOT Public Co., Ltd. (TOT).
Globe Telecom is a leading full service telecommunications company in the Philippines, serving the needs of consumers and businesses across an entire suite of products and services including mobile, fixed, broadband, data connections, internet and managed services. Its principals are Ayala Corporation and SingTel who are acknowledged industry leaders in the country and in the region. For more information, visit www.globe.com.ph. Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/talk2Globe and Facebook: http://facebook.com/GlobePH.
KDDI Corporation is the only telecom company in Japan that provides broad services ranging from fixed line to mobile communications. With more than 50 years of strong tie-up with overseas telecom companies, top-class line volume in Asia, and high-quality network development in the United States and Europe, KDDI offers various services around the world using globally established "TELEHOUSE" data centers as its foundation. For more information, visit www.kddi.com/english/index.html.
SingTel is Asia's leading communications group providing a portfolio of services including voice and data solutions over fixed, wireless and Internet platforms as well as infocomm technology and pay TV. The Group has presence in Asia and Africa with 468 million mobile customers in 25 countries, including Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. It also has a vast network of offices throughout Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States.
PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin) is a subsidiary of PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia, tbk, a state-owned telecommunication and network provider. Telin focuses as an international carrier services and strategic investment in international telecommunication business as well as serves as Telkom’s business arms in managing and developing its business lines abroad. With mission To Become the World’s New Digital Hub, currently Telin owns 4 subsidiaries namely Telin Singapore, Telin Hong-Kong, Telin Timor-Leste with its product called Telkomcel, and Telkom Australia. With the synergy of TelkomGroup compiled with reliable networks and infrastructures enable Telin to provide high quality services that reaches all parts of the world.
About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at
About TE SubCom
TE SubCom (SubCom), a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, is an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology and marine services and a leading global supplier for today’s undersea communications requirements. Drawing on its heritage of technical innovation and industry recognized performance, SubCom delivers the most reliable, high quality solutions to organizations with undersea communications needs vital to their core mission. The company designs, manufactures and installs systems around the world, and has deployed more than 490,000 km of subsea communication cable—or enough to circle the earth more than 12 times at the equator. SubCom’s global presence, backed by industry leading research and development laboratories, manufacturing facilities, installation and maintenance ships, depots, and management team work together to implement integrated solutions and network upgrades, with unsurpassed reliability, that support the needs of telecommunications, internet providers, offshore and science customers worldwide. For more information visit www.SubCom.com.
About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $13 billion world leader in connectivity. The company designs and manufactures products at the heart of electronic connections for the world’s leading industries including automotive, energy and industrial, broadband communications, consumer devices, healthcare, and aerospace and defense. TE Connectivity’s long-standing commitment to innovation and engineering excellence helps its customers solve the need for more energy efficiency, always-on communications and ever-increasing productivity. With nearly 90,000 employees in over 50 countries, TE Connectivity makes connections the world relies on to work flawlessly every day. To connect with the company, visit: www.TE.com.
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