FASTER Cable and New Cross Pacific (NCP) are two newly announced trans-pacific submarine cable systems, both deploying with the state-of-the-air 100G technology. As SMW5 and AAE-1 are competing in the South East Asia-Middle East-West Europe route, FASTER Cable and New Cross Pacific (NCP) are doing the same across the Pacific. With Google's leading as the Chair party of the Management Committee, the FASTER Consortium announced to build the 60 Tbps FASTER Cable in August. Consisting of five Asian carriers and one US-based company, the NCP consortium unveiled to build a new cable cross the Pacific, with a design capacity up to 80 Tbps. In this article, it is trying to compare the key features of the FASTER Cable and the New Cross Pacific (NCP) trans-pacific submarine cable system.
APG NOC opening ceremony is hosted by KT in Busan Cable Landing Station today. Korean officials from the Ministry of Information and Communications, Congress, and the Mayor of Busan City presented in the APG NOC opening ceremony. Executive representatives from the APG consortium members including China Unicom, China Telecom, China Mobile, Chunghwa Telecom and the APG cable system supplier NEC participated in the APG NOC opening ceremony.
According to NCP Consortium, Major Asia Pacific Telecommunication Carriers Collaborate to build ‘New Cross Pacific’, the Next Generation Internet Highway of Trans Pacific, ‘New Cross Pacific’ to provide multifold increase in Trans Pacific capacity.
Agreements were signed today in Busan to build the New Cross Pacific (NCP) cable network, a multi-terabit submarine cable system providing direct fiber connectivity to five countries/regions in Asia Pacific.
China Telecom presented the progress of FASTER and NCP cables on the Day 1 conference of the Submarine Networks World 2014. According to Mr. Yongyi Li, Senior Manager of Network Planning and Construction Department of China Telecom Global Limited, the New Cross Pacific （NCP）Consortium is going to sign the Construction and Maintenance Agreement (C&MA), Supply Contract in October, and the NCP agreements are expected to come into force (CIF) in November 2014. The NCP cable system is scheduled to be ready for service in 2017.
According to Telecom Ramblings and Telegeography, Google is teaming up with Brazil’s Algar Telecom, Uruguay’s Antel, and Angola’s Angola Cables to build a undersea cable system between Brazil and the US. The Brazil-US cable is expected to be ready for service by the end of 2016.
According to PLDT news on Jul 2, 2014, PLDT has invested US$2million on the latest AAG upgrade with 100G per wavelength technology, which will double PLDT's international bandwidth capacity directly to the US. PLDT owns approximately 10% of shares of the AAG cable system. The AAG 100G upgrade is expected to be finished in February 2015. And Ciena was selected by the AAG consortium for the AAG 100G upgrade.
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