The CAP-1 cable system is a 12,000 kilometers submarine cable system connecting California, USA and Pagudpud, Philippines.
The CAP-1 cable system will land at:
The CAP-1 cable system consists of six fiber pairs and a single trunk of 12,000km, with a design capacity of 90 waves x 200 Gbps (or equivalent) per fiber pair using current technology, with an aggregate design capacity of 108 Tbps.
The CAP-1 cable system is de facto reconfigured BtoBE cable system. Due to geopoliticial tensions and US concerns on national security, the BtoBE consortium withdrew the application for cable landing license in the United States in September 2020. Meanwhile, the same applicants including Facebook, Amazon and China Mobile filed with the FCC a new application for to land and operate the CAP-1 cable system connecting the United States and the Philippines. China Mobile would own three out of the six fiber pairs of the system, Facebook two and half fiber pairs, and Amazon half fiber pair.
On August 9, 2021, Facebook and Amazon filed with the FCC an amended application, removing China Mobile International Limited (China Mobile) as an applicant of the CAP-1 cable system. Pursuant to an agreement executed on August 8, 2021, China Mobile agreed to transfer to Facebook and Amazon all rights, title, and interests in relation to the facilities between the Grover Beach, California landing point and the reconfiguration demarcation point off the coast of the Philippines. And Facebook and Amazon also agreed to assume all related obligations and liabilities. As a result, Facebook and Amazon would own five fiber pairs (83.3333%) and one fiber pair (16.6667%) out of the total six fiber pairs respectively.
On April 19, 2022, Facebook and Amazon notified the FCC of the withdrawal of the above amended application, and requested that the FCC dismiss the application without prejudice to any future filings for the same or similar.