NEC today revealed it has been chosen to build out one of the latest projects in transpacific connectivity. Seren Juno Network Co. Ltd has picked the Japanese giant to handle the heavy lifting on its planned JUNO cable system.
The JUNO cable will connect California with the Japanese prefectures of Chiba and Mie with as many as 20 fiber pairs. It will leverage NEC’s latest repeaters and SDM technology in order to suport the extra fiber pairs. As currently designed, that will support up to 350Tbps between the US and Japan. If all goes well, the 10,000km cable system is expected to be ready by the end of 2024.
Exactly where in California JUNO will land has not yet been revealed.
Seren Juno Network Co., Ltd was created by NTT, PC Landing Corp (which operates the PC-1 cable system), Matsui, and JA Matsui Leasing. The cable looks like the next generation of the Pacific Crossing cable, which was built by Global Crossing back in the day and was eventually sold to NTT back in 2011.
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