Shanghai, July 15, 2001 - At 05:40 AM, the C2C cable landed at Luchao Harbor, Shanghai. China NetCom officially launched the construction of the City-to-City (C2C) international fiber optic cable.


On May 26, 2001, China Netcom launched the construction of a cable landing station in Nanhui, Shanghai, for the C2C cable network.

The C2C international undersea fiber optic cable stretches stretch 17,000 km, linking Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore and China. The construction of the C2C cable network was initiated by SingTel last year.

The first-phase of the C2C international undersea fiber cable project is expected to start providing service by December 2001. Its initial bandwidth capacity will be 320 Gbps. It will provide operators in various countries with broadband resources and services on transmission layer.

China Netcom is the second carrier to own and operate a submarine cable landing station in China. All the other existing submarine cable landing stations in China are exclusively owned and operated by China Telecom. Upon the completion of the C2C cable network, China Netcom is expected to break the monopoly by China Telecom on international capacity.

China Netcom was established on August 6, 1999, led by the CEO Dr. Edward Tian, with a mission to construct and operate the high speed broadband Internet in China ((CNCNet).