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Press Release -- June 27th, 2013
Source: KDDI America

Starting operations of the Optical Submarine Cable SOUTH-EAST ASIA JAPAN CABLE SYSTEM

—Providing the shortest route between Seven Asian Countries and the United States—

Effective on June 27,2013, KDDI begins operations of the optical submarine cable, the South-East Asia Japan Cable (hereafter SJC) in order to meet the large capacity communication needs of the internet age. Japan is at its hub connecting the shortest route between Singapore and other Southeast Asian data centers to the United States’ west coast data center.

SJC connects Japan to Singapore and branches out to all regions of Southeast Asia (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Brunei, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand (planned)) for a total length of 8,900 km and 28Tbps [1] of large volume broadband communications made possible with optical submarine cables. Asian countries will be able to use this huge capacity for the demand such as ultra-high speed internet including High Definition video or increasing demand on Intranet.

By introducing SJC, KDDI will continue to provide even more reliable communication services to the Asian and Pacific Ocean regions, where it is expected to grow in communication needs.

[1] 3,000,000 high definition images can be streamed and viewed at the same time.


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About KDDI America
KDDI America is the U.S. division of the KDDI Group of companies, a Fortune Global 500 company and leading provider of international telecommunications and colocation facilities around the world. KDDI America provides high-quality network solutions to clients with telecommunication needs throughout Asia Pacific, EMEA and the Americas. KDDI Group is a pioneer and innovator in the Ethernet world, being the first telecom provider to provide switched Ethernet services between Asia and the United States. It is also a leading provider in international data centers and value-added services through its group company, TELEHOUSE, in the United States, Europe and Asia. For more information about KDDI America, please visit

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KDDI America, Inc.

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