Singapore, 28 January 2002 - C2C Pte Ltd, the unit of Singapore Telecommunications Ltd, said on Monday it had completed the southern loop of its C2C cable network, which links Singapore to other regional landing points. With this milestone, the entire figure '8' configuration of the C2C cable network has been completed.
The northern loop of the C2C cable network, which links China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines, was completed in December 2001.
The US$2.0 billion, 17,000 kilometre C2C cable network is one of the largest cable networks in the world, and is targeted to meet ever-increasing demand for bandwidth in the region.
With a capacity of 7.68 terabits per second, C2C is the largest cable ever to land in Singapore. Unlike traditional submarine cable systems in Asia that provide shore-to-shore connectivity, C2C customers can purchase capacity on direct links to the various major business centres in Asia and the U.S. from the company and its landing parties.
C2C's investors include SingTel, Globe Telecom, the second largest mobile operator in the Philippines, South Korea's GNG Networks Inc, Hong Kong's iAdvantage, Japan's KDDI-SCS, Taiwan's New Century Infocomm Co, U.S.'s Tycom Asia Networks and U.S. venture capitalist Norwest Venture Partners.