RANGOON — Myanmar Posts and Telecommunication and China Unicom have signed an agreement to build a new optical fiber cable that would connect Burma with China and international submarine communications networks, a senior official said on Thursday. The project would improve Internet connectivity in Burma.
[Tianjin, China, July 30th, 2013]: Huawei Marine Networks Co, Ltd. (Huawei Marine) has announced the successful completion of the Boracay and Palawan Submarine Cable System (BPSCS) in the Philippines. The domestic system, with a total length of over 330km consists of two segments; one linking Boracay and Caticlan, the other linking Taytay, Palawan and San Jose, Mindoro with a branching unit towards the island of Coron. For Globe, completion of this submarine cable system enables them to complement the modernization of their transport backbone network.
Southern Cross Cable Network announced Tuesday the successful implementation of Ciena’s 100G solution across the entire Southern Cross Cable network, upgrading its total lit capacity to 2.6Tbps and potential system capacity to 12Tbps, between Australia/New Zealand and the USA.
NTT announced on Wednesday the completion of PC-1 network upgrade, with 100G per wavelength, boosting the total capacity of PC-1 network to 8.4 Tbps. PC-1 network becomes the first 100G trans-pacific submarine cable system, with a span of more than 9500 km connecting Tokyo and California.
Myanmar is undergoing great changes and reform. With the bidding and award of two mobile licenses to international operators, Norway's Telenor and Qatar's Ooredoo, Myanmar's reform on telecom sector has caught worldwide eyeballs. From various information, it is obviously that Myanmar is planning several projects to boost its international telecommunications capacity, to meet the requirement for the development of broadband internet in Myanmar.
The SJC Cable consortium announced Thursday that the Southeast Asia-Japan Cable (SJC) system is now operational. The in-service of the SJC cable system strengthens the connectivity among seven countries or territories of Brunei, mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the Philippines, including the option to link with Thailand in the future.
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