Tokyo, September 30, 2011 -- NEC Corporation announced today the successful completion of APCN-2 upgrade project, using its state-of-the-air 40Gbps dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) technology. APCN-2 follows FNAL to become a 40G submarine cable network.
Beijing, October 13, 2011 -- China Telecom and Orange yesterday signed a strategic partnership framework agreement in Beijing in order to make the most of the complementary aspects of their networks and services. Mr.Stéphane Richard, Chairman and CEO of France Telecom-Orange, and Mr. WANG Xiaochu, Chairman of China Telecom executed the agreement. The new partnership may signal that Orange has abandoned its former Chinese partner, China Unicom.
In the recent Asian Carriers' Conference 2011 (ACC 2011) in Cebu, the Philippines, KDDI promoted its aggressive offers and solutions over the Russia-Japan Cable Network (RJCN) and the Transit Europe-Asia (TEA) cable system. The IPLC/IEPL price over TEA cable system will go down significantly. The other providers offering Transit Europe-Asia solutions over the TEA cable system and the ERA cable system may have to adjust their prices.
According to Taipei news, the National Communications Commission (NCC) announced Wednesday that it has approved the Kinmen-Xiamen submarine cable project to be jointly invested by Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and three mailand operators, China Telecom, China Unicom, and China Mobile.
September 22, 2011 - According to the Austrialian Communications Day, Chinese companies are planning to build a new Trans Tasman submarine internet cable between New Zealand and Australia.
The Flag North Asian Loop/Reach North Asian Loop (FNAL/RNAL) is an Intra-Asia submarine cable system linking Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong in a ring configuration. The FNAL/RNAL ring network consists of 6 fiber pairs stretching 10,000 km. Reliance Globalcom (FLAG Telecom) and Reach each owns three of the six fiber pairs of the entire FNAL/RNAL submarine cable system respectively.
Reliance Globalcom (FLAG Telecom) brands FNAL for its ownership and capacity in system. Reach brands RNAL for its ownership and capacity in system, which was also called "Tiger" before Reach acquired it from Level 3 Communications.
Reliance Globalcom has successfully upgraded it FNAL to 40G submarine network in the end of August 2011.
PCCW Global announced to upgrade the RNAL with 100G network solutions in January, 2012.
- FNAL Achieves First 40G Long Haul Submarine Network
- APCN-2 Submarine Cable System Overview
- China Mobile to Show up in Submarine Networks
- 100G Trial Completed in Southern Cross Cable Network
- TGN-Intra Asia (TGN-IA) Cabe System Overview
- Transit Europe-Asia (TEA) Upgrades to 200 Gbps
- TPE Cable Network Topology
- Southern Cross Cable Network Topology and Key Parameters
- Southern Cross Cable System Overview
- Telstra Endeavour Submarine Cable System Overview
- NEC to Upgrade 300G over EAC Pacific Cable Network
- PC-1 Submarine Cable System Overview
- Submarine Cables Cut by Taiwan Earthquake and Typhoon Morakot
- Submarine Cable Cuts in Jan-Feb, 2008 in the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean
- Submarine Cables Cut after Magnitude-9.0 Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan
- AAG Cable Network Structure and Key Features
- Huawei Marine Networks Finances Project Express Trans-Atlantic Cable
- Taiwan Strait Express (TSE-1) Communication Cable Under Way
- Unity Submarine Cable System Overview
- TPE Cable System Overview