Story image

NTT Communications opens gateway into Asia Pacific with new undersea network cable

07 Nov 2016

NTT Communications' Asia Pacific Gateway was launched last week, bringing together Asian countries through a high-bandwidth optical submarine cable network.

The 14,000-kilometre-long Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) cable will boost data transmission capacity, improve connectivity and improve redundancy across all of Asia, including key network points in Mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The cable was designed to connect to hubs away from areas prone to earthquakes and typhoons.

The APG will leverage 100Gbps optical transmission and technology that will deliver more than 54 Tbps, the highest amount of any network in Asia.

To build the APG, NTT Communications partnered with major telecommunication carriers in each country.

NTT Com has also connected Japan and the United States with the Pacific Crossing-1 (PC-1) submarine cable, designed to service the 'diverse' north and south routes in Washington and California.

Since 2012, the company has also heavily implemented its Asia Submarine-Cable Express (ASE) to service Hong Kong, Singapore and the northern Washington point in the United States.

The company states that with these cables, it operates 'totally diverse' cable routes between the west coast of the United States and Asian economic hubs. This is to ensure greater reliability and redundancy in its global network. 

ECI unveils new SD-WAN solution
"Digital transformation is top of mind for much of the C-suite, which is combatting increasingly complex operations with the need to streamline costs."
Connectivity in an age where the application is king
If you want to turn your organisation into a digital enterprise, you need to transform the edge, because that's where all the applications are delivered closest to the user.
BitTitan expands cloud offerings in China to meet Office 365 growth
“With so much growth in China’s cloud-computing market, we are delighted to be expanding our product offerings."
Data center growth sees new leader for Vertiv Singapore
Singapore is witnessing unprecedented growth in data center and colocation industries, fueled by the rapid pace of digital technology.
Server Technology beats out competition at DCS Awards
Server Technology has taken out the top spot for the Data Centre PDU Innovation of the Year at the DCS Awards.
Container survey shows adoption accelerating while security concerns remain top of mind
The report features insights from over 500 IT professionals.
LogRhythm releases cloud-based SIEM solution
LogRhythm Cloud provides the same feature set and user experience as its on-prem experience.
IGEL & ControlUp bring analytics to endpoints everywhere
The strategic partnership allows IGEL to integrate with ControlUp’s real-time monitoring and analytics capabilities via the IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS).