The New Cross Pacific cable project has lined up the fiber backhaul it will need on the US side. Zayo will be providing the fiber connectivity needed to reach its landing stations from sites across the western US.
The NCP cable system will connect Hillsboro, Oregon with landing stations in Chongming, Nanhui, and Lingang in China, Busan in Korea, Toucheng in Taiwan, and Maruyama in Japan with capacity that can scale up to 80Tbps. It is expected to land sometime in the next few months and come online in the Spring of 2018.
Zayo will be providing NCP US Backhaul group with a 2,700 mile private dedicate network for backhaul of transpacific data to key data centers and PoPs, building upon the regional connectivity it augmented with the Electric Lightwave acquisition last year.
NCP US Backhaul group is comprised of Chunghwa Telecom, KT Corporation, China Telecom, China Mobile International and China Unicom. That's a subset of the cable consortium of course, with Microsoft just happy to get the transpacific cable it wants in place.