This JUPITER cable system overview is prepared according to the information released by JUPITER Consortium in their application for cable landing license to FCC. JUPITER cable system will have a total length of 14,557 kilometers and consist of three main segments, main trunk with 5 fiber pairs, Philippines branch with 2 fiber pairs and  Oregon branch with 2 fiber pairs. Each fiber pair will have a total design capacity of 12 Tbps per fiber pair, for a total of 60 Tbps for the JUPITER cable system as a whole.

JUPITER Consortium Members

  • Amazon (Vadata, Inc.)
  • Facebook ( Edge Cable Holdings USA, LLC, Edge Network Services Limited, Edge Network Services Limited (Japan Branch))
  • NTT Com ( and  NTT America)
  • PCCW Global (HKT Global (Singapore) Pte Ltd)
  • PLDT
  • SoftBank

Facebook divides its ownership in JUPITER cable system into three portions, Portion in U.S. Territorial Waters, Portion in International Waters, Portion in Japanese Territorial
Waters, which are owned by Edge Cable Holdings USA, Edge Network Services  and Edge Network Services Japan Branch respectively.

JUPITER cable map

 

JUPTIER Cable System Design

JUPITER cable system will have a total length of 14,557 kilometers and consist of three main segments:

Main Trunk:

The Main Trunk will connect Maruyama and Shima, Japan, with Hermosa Beach, California. It will consist of five fiber pairs. Facebook owns 2 fiber pairs, PLDT owns one fiber pair,  Amazon, NTT, PCCW Global and Softbank each owns half fiber pair. 

Philippines Branch:

The Philippines Branch will connect Daet, Philippines, with a branching unit on the Main Trunk. It will consist of two fiber pairs. The Philippines Branch is soly invested and owned by PLDT.

Oregon Branch:

The Oregon Branch will connect a branching unit on the Main Trunk with a landing point in Oregon. It will consist of two fiber pairs. The Oregon Branch is soly invested and owned by Facebook.

Each fiber pair will have a total design capacity of 12 Tbps per fiber pair (for a total of 60 Tbps for the JUPITER cable system as a whole) using current technology. 

Ownership and Control of Cable Landing Stations

JUPITER Cable Landing Stations

New or Exsiting

 Ownership/Control

Maruyama, Japan Existing Softbank
Minamiboso,Japan New NTT Com
Shima, Japan Existing NTT Com
Hermosa Beach, California, USA Existing NTT America (control)
RTI-I (owner)
Oregon, USA Existing Facebook
Daet, the Philippines Existing PLDT

 

NTT Com will build the new multilayer-security Minamiboso Cable Landing Station in Minamiboso, Chiba Prefecture which will be an extension from the existing Maruyama Landing Station which is owned and operated by Softbank.  The Minamiboso Cable Landing Station serves as NTT Com’s JUPITER termination point.

For JUPITER’s Hermosa Beach landing, NTT America seeks to enter into an agreement with RTI-I granting NTT America an IRU for RTI-I’s beach manhole and one of its bore pipes at Hermosa Beach and for a conduit connecting the beach manhole with RTI-I’s existing, highly-secure, and purpose-built cable landing station. Under the contemplated agreement, RTI-I will also grant to NTT America a long-term lease for collocation space for power feed equipment in RTI-I’s cable landing station space. NTT America will seek to ensure that both the IRU and lease agreements will have initial 15-year terms, with the option of two five-year extensions that may be exercised at NTT America’s sole discretion, for a maximum of 25 years each. NTT America will have exclusive control over the power feed equipment that they will locate in RTI-I’s cable landing station. NTT America will retain operational authority over the JUPITER landing facilities at Hermosa Beach and provide direction to RTI-I in all matters relating to JUPITER.  The terminal equipment for all of JUPITER’s fiber pairs will be installed at CoreSite LA2 data center in Los Angeles.