APCN Cable System Overview

The Asia Pacific Cable Network (APCN) is a consortium Intra-Asia submarine cable system linking Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. The APCN consists of two fiber pairs stretching 12083 km, with a design capacity of 5 Gbps.

The APCN Australian Extension (also know as JASURAUS) connects Australia (Port Hedland) with Indonesia (Jakarta), and brings Australia to the Asia Pacific Cable Network.


Cable System:

  • Asia Pacific Cable Network, or APCN

Cable Length:

  • 12,083 Km

Design Capacity:

  • 5 Gbps (2xSTM-16)
  • 2 fiber pairs
  • 1 fiber pair for the APCN Australian Extension (JASURAUS)

Lit Capacity:

  • 5 Gbps 

Ready for Service Date:

  • January 1997

Investment Type:

  • Consortium


  • KDDI
  • Korea Telecom
  • Chunghwa Telecom
  • Cable & Wireless (Reach)
  • PLDT
  • SingTel
  • Telekom Indonesia
  • CAT Thailand
  • Telstra
  • etc

Initial Investment:

  • approximately US$500 million

Landing Stations:


  • KDD-SCS 
  • AT&T-SSI
  • Alcatel Submarine Networks

APCN Submarine Cable Map:

APCN Cable Map

Comments (1)
1Thursday, 03 July 2014 18:52
May I know if there is a way to find out if congestion has been occurring in the APCN line? IM doing research on the topic of internet in the Philippines and would like to know what are the problems in the internet of the Philippines.

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