Moscow-Monday 16 August 2010
Rostelecom announced that it has transferred the RJK subsea cable system in the Sea of Japan to the Institute of Pacific Oceanology. The institute plans to use the system interconnecting Russia, Japan and Korea for research on the geomagnetic field.
The RJK cable system consists of two fiber pairs, each operating at 560 Mbps, with a total capacity of 1.12 Gbps and total cable length of 1762 Km. The RJK cable system was put into service in January 1995.
As a new generation subsea cable system, the RJCN (Russia-Japan-Cable Network), a 1.28 Tbps subsea cable system between Russia and Japan which was ready for service in September 2008, the RJK cable has been left unused for telecommunications purposes.