According to Taiwan news, Taiwan's National Communications Commission has approved the commercial use of TSE-1, the first direct submarine cable between Taiwan and China. The commercial use of TSE-1 will not only shorten the communication distance and broaden the information highway between Taiwan and mainland China, but also improve the resiliency of the telecom infrastructure in Asia-Pacific region.
Pacnet announced on 29 October 2013 the successful deployment of an optical mesh network with 100 Gbps technology between Asia and the United States on its EAC Pacific cable system (which is also known as Unity cable system) integrated with Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching over its Asia-Pacific region’s high-capacity submarine cable systems. Pacnet can now offer its Carrier and Enterprise customers 10Gbps, 40Gbps and 100Gbps services between Asia-Pacific and the U.S.
The Korea Times reported on Tuesday, KT has been named as the chief network operation center (NOC) for the Asia-Pacific Gateway (APG) cable system. This is a milestone for the on-going APG cable project. Congratulations to KT.
According to Korea Times and press release from KT, KT has allied with six parties to sign the Memorandum of Understanding for the construction of the New Cross Pacific (NCP) Cable System. The consortium consists of Chunghwa Telecom, KT Corporation, China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom and a US-based company.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday postponed her next month’s scheduled trip to Washington, angering at the spying that the U.S. National Security Agency intercepted her communications, hacked into the state-owned Petrobras oil company’s network and spied on Brazilians who entrusted their personal data to U.S. tech companies such as Facebook and Google. Rousseff ordered a series of measures to break away from the U.S.-centric Internet.
Capacity revealed on Tuesday the shortlisted companies for the 2013 Global Carrier Awards.
The nominations for over 20 categories are listed below, and the winners will be announced at the Capacity Awards ceremony and gala dinner on Tuesday 19 November at the Okura Hotel in Amsterdam.
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- Broadband China Strategy Calls for Huge International Capacity
- China to Boost Information Consumption
- China Unveils Broadband Strategy and Implementation Plan
- SEA-ME-WE 3 Cable Cut Disrupted Myanmar Internet
- MPT, China Unicom Plan International Cable to Boost Internet Connectivity
- Huawei Marine and Globe Telecom Completes the Boracay and Palawan Submarine Cable System
- Southern Cross Completes 100G Upgrade with Ciena's Solution
- PC-1 Runs with 100G per Wavelength
- Myanmar to Boost International Telecommunications Capacity
- SJC Cable Ready for Service
- Tasman Global Access (TGA) Cable Tendered
- Project Express Cable Proceeds with New Vendor
- ECFS Consortium Selected Xtera for Upgrading its Caribbean Festoon Subsea Cable System
- Xtera Announces New Repeater for Subsea Cable Systems
- Huawei Marine Achieves Breakeven by Year-end of 2012
- GBI Cable Reaches Europe through Terrestrial Routes via Iraq and Turkey
- Cuba Trials Internet Traffic via its first Undersea Cable - ALBA-1
- Chinese Carriers Launch First Cable Across the Taiwan Strait — TSE-1
- Top Stories of 2012 on Submarine Cable Networks