SJC Now Online, Bringing Big Bandwidth to Southeast Asia

June 27th, 2013 by · Leave a Comment

The consortium putting the Southeast Asia-Japan Cable system together have announced it is now operational. The SJC system hooks up the seven destinations of Brunei, mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and the Phillipines with big regional pipes. It also has an option to link up with Thailand.

SJC Cable MapSJC has been built by TE SubCom and NEC Corporation, and is backed both by most of the major telecommunications carriers across the region as well as Google.  It cost some $400M to build, stretches 8,900 kilometers, and features 6 fiber pairs with an initial design capacity of 28Tbps.  That should keep them for a while I think.

The system also works hard to avoid the earthquake prone zones that have seen several cables taken out over the past decade or so.  The extra diversity will hopefully make the region's connectivity less vulnerable.

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