TE News: Third Network Upgrade to SJC System Completed



August 31, 2016

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Courtney McDaniel
TE SubCom

TE SubCom Announces Completion of Third Network Upgrade to South-East Asia Japan Cable System

Upgrade Increases Capacity by 6.3 Tb/s Utilizing TE SubCom’s C100U+ Technology

Eatontown, N.J., USA – August 31, 2016 – TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, announced today the on-schedule completion of its third network upgrade to the South-East Asia Japan Cable (SJC) System.

The upgrade of the system, which connects Brunei, mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the Philippines, increases system capacity by 6.3 Tb/s using TE SubCom’s latest 100 Gb/s coherent transmission technology (C100U+). The third upgrade of the 8,986 km system is in service and meets the growing capacity needs for businesses and communications across the Asia-Pacific region.

“TE SubCom strives to bring value to its customers by delivering state-of-the-art systems on schedule and at the highest standard of reliability,” said Debbie Brask, Managing Director, Project Management and Marketing Communications, TE SubCom. “We are delighted to continue our relationship with the SJC members by providing a crucial technological advancement to an area in need of significantly more capacity than has been available to date.”

The SJC consortium is composed of Brunei International Gateway Sendirian Berhad (BIG), China Mobile International Ltd. (CMI), China Telecommunications Corporation (China Telecom), China Telecom Global Limited (CTG), Donghwa Telecom Co. Ltd (DHT) (a subsidiary of Chunghwa Telecom, Co., Ltd.), Globe Telecom, Inc., Google, KDDI Corporation, Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel), PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin a subsidiary of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk), and TOT Public Co., Ltd. (TOT).





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About BIG

BIG is an investment holding and trading company incorporated to be the main provider of international connectivity for Brunei by investing in international telecommunication infrastructure, namely submarine cables and satellite networks. On top of supporting its domestic demand, BIG's bigger interest is on the international wholesale capacity market. With the world in mind, BIG is operational in Brunei, Singapore, Hong Kong and will later expand its presence to the U.S. For more information, please visit www.big.com.bn.

About China Mobile International

China Mobile International Limited (CMI) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Mobile Limited (HKEX: 0941), mainly responsible for the operation of China Mobile’s international business. As the world’s largest telecommunications operator in terms of network scale, customer base and market value, China Mobile strives to continuously expand its global network and international business. In order to provide better services to meet the growing demand in the international telecommunications market, China Mobile established a subsidiary, CMI, in December 2010. Leveraging the strong support by China Mobile, CMI provides a full range of comprehensive international telecommunications services which includes IDD, roaming, Internet, MNC services and Value Added Business across the globe.

Headquartered in Hong Kong, CMI has expanded our footprint in 14 countries across different regions. For more information, please visit https://www.cmi.chinamobile.com.

About China Telecom

China Telecommunications Corporation (China Telecom) was established on May 17, 2000, with a total registered capital of RMB 220.4 billion. At present, the size of the company’s total assets exceed RMB 600 billion, with an annual revenue level of more than RMB 380 billion. As one of the three leading telecom operators in China, China Telecom ranked 182nd in the 2013 Fortune 500 Companies, and was selected as one of the Most Admired Asian Companies as well as the one of the Best Asia Companies in terms of Corporate Governance by many international esteemed institutes for consecutive years. As an integrated information service provider, China Telecom provides integrated information service solutions including mobile services, broadband Internet access, information service applications and fixed-line telephone services.

China Telecom has many subsidiary branches in 31 provinces (municipalities and autonomous regions) and in America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Middle East region. On the back of its world’s largest broadband Internet and leading-edge mobile network, the Company is capable of providing cross-region, fully-integrated information services to its global customers in addition to a sound customer service channel system. China Telecom has many branded products such as “E-surfing Navigator”, “My e Home”, “E-surfing Flying Young”, “Best Tone”, “E-payment”, just to name a few. China Telecom has a vast base of customer resources. By the end of 2013, the number of its broadband Internet access customers exceeded 113 million; mobile customers exceeded 186 million; and fixed-line telephone customers exceeded 162 million. For more information, visit http://www.chinatelecom-h.com.

About China Telecom Global

China Telecom Global Limited (“CTG”), which is headquartered in Hong Kong, set up subsidiaries in 27 countries and regions, as well as 63 overseas POPs, and owns more than 9T capacities in international connectivity bandwidth and intercontinental capacity. China Telecom also has resources on 33 submarine cables, while participating in the construction of more than 10. With the direct connection with terrestrial cables to more than 10 neighbouring countries and regions, China Telecom has primarily forged its global layout of service network and network capacity.

Driven by our determination to serve the ever growing demands from integrated operation of international telecommunication business, and to enhance our global serving quality as well as to accelerate the overseas business expansion, Leveraging on its abundant resources in Mainland China, CTG bridges the Asia Pacific region and connects the world. It has gradually become a world-class integrated provider of communications services including network deployment, service support and product supply. Targeting international carriers, multinational corporation clients and overseas Chinese, CTG provides customized and economical integrated communication solutions and diversified telecom services to cater for their global business needs. Its services include internet direct access, internet transit, broadband, unified communications, cloud computing, ICT, fixed and mobile voice and value added services, professional services and industry solutions, operation consultancy, outsourcing, etc.

For more information, visit http://www.chinatelecomglobal.com.

About Donghwa Telecom

Donghwa Telecom, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chunghwa Telecom, brings together the synergies of Chunghwa global business encompassing submarine capacity sales, enterprise services, managed services and a highly successful bouquet of retail products and services comprising of global data, Internet solutions and value added services. As the most experienced and largest integrated telecommunication operator in Taiwan, Chunghwa is one of the most important partners for international telecommunication cooperation, with distinctive achievements in promoting global real-time communication, improvement social life, and enhancing economic efficiency. Donghwa Telecom engages mainly in international telecommunications, IP fictitious internet and internet transfer services, with target to become a fiber hub interconnect with Asia regions and worldwide. 

About Globe

Globe Telecom is a leading full service telecommunications company in the Philippines, serving the needs of consumers and businesses across an entire suite of products and services including mobile, fixed, broadband, data connections, internet and managed services. Its principals are Ayala Corporation and SingTel who are acknowledged industry leaders in the country and in the region. For more information, visit www.globe.com.ph. Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/talk2Globe and Facebook: http://facebook.com/GlobePH. 

About KDDI

KDDI, a Fortune Global 500 company and one of Asia's largest telecommunications providers, has a proven global track record of high quality service delivery. We provide a multitude of services, including mobile phone services, fixed-line communication, and data centers, thus making us the optimum one-stop solution provider for everything telecommunications and IT environment related.

Please visit www.kddi.com/english/index.html for more information.

About Singtel

Singtel is Asia's leading communications and ICT solutions group, providing a portfolio of services from next-generation communication, technology services to infotainment to both consumers and businesses. For consumers, Singtel delivers a complete and integrated suite of services, including mobile, broadband and TV. For businesses, Singtel offers a complementary array of workforce mobility solutions, data hosting, cloud, network infrastructure, analytics and cyber-security capabilities. The Group has presence in Asia, Australia and Africa and reaches over 600 million mobile customers in 23 countries. Its infrastructure and technology services for businesses span 21 countries, with more than 370 direct points of presence in 325 cities.

For more information, visit www.singtel.com
Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SingtelNews

About Telin

PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin) is a subsidiary of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk (Telkom), a state-owned telecommunication and network service provider. Telin focuses on international telecommunication business and serves as Telkom’s business arm in managing and developing its business lines abroad. With its vision of “The World’s Hub for TIMES” (Telecommunication, Information, Media, Edutainment and Services), Telin owns footprint in Singapore, Hong Kong, Timor Leste via its Telkomcel brand, Australia, Malaysia, Macau, Taiwan, USA, Myanmar, and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The company also has 26 Points of Presence (PoP) located globally. Through Telkom Group strategy together with reliable networks and infrastructures, Telin is able to provide high quality services that reach all parts of the world. For more information, please visit www.telin.co.id. 

About TOT

TOT Public Company Limited offers telecommunications and other related services in Thailand. The company offers fixed and wireless broadband, mobile, public, and international voice services; data, international service, and Internet managed service; multimedia and content services. The company serves individual customers; SMEs; and enterprises in healthcare, finance, energy and utilities, retail, manufacturing and automotive, transportation and distribution, media and entertainment, insurance, technology, education, travel and hospitality, and real estate sectors. It offers its services directly to customers, as well as through joint ventures with other entities. TOT Public Company Limited was formerly known as TOT Corporation Public Company Limited and changed its name to TOT Public Company Limited in July 2005. The company was founded in 1954 and is based in Bangkok, Thailand. For more information, visit www.tot.co.th. 

About TE SubCom

TE SubCom (SubCom), a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, is an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology and marine services, and a leading global supplier for today’s undersea communications requirements. As a vertically integrated supplier, SubCom designs, manufactures, deploys and maintains the industry’s most reliable fiber optic cable systems. Its solutions include long-haul and regional systems, repeaterless networks, capacity upgrades, offshore oil and gas, and scientific research applications. SubCom brings end-to-end network knowledge and global experience to support on-time delivery and the needs of customers worldwide. To date, the company has deployed more than 100 cable systems and enough subsea communication cable to circle the Earth 15 times at the equator.

About TE

TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $12 billion global technology leader. Our connectivity and sensor solutions are essential in today’s increasingly connected world. We collaborate with engineers to transform their concepts into creations – redefining what’s possible using intelligent, efficient and high-performing TE products and solutions proven in harsh environments. Our 72,000 people, including over 7,000 engineers, partner with customers in close to 150 countries across a wide range of industries. We believe EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS.

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