May 11, 2015
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NCP Consortium and TE Subcom Announce the Commencement of the Construction Phase of New Cross Pacific Cable Network
Trans-Pacific Network to Provide High Capacity Services to Emerging Asia Pacific Region with Escalating Bandwidth Demands
EATONTOWN, NJ, USA – May 11, 2015 – The NCP consortium, comprised of China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Chunghwa Telecom, KT Corporation, Microsoft, SoftBank Mobile Corp, and TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, announced today that the New Cross Pacific (NCP) Cable Network has commenced construction.
Spanning more than 13,000 km, the NCP Cable Network will link Hillsboro, Oregon (U.S.A.) with connectivity to Chongming (China mainland), Nanhui (China mainland), Lingang (China mainland), Busan (South Korea), Toucheng (Taiwan), and Maruyama (Japan). Using state-of- the-art optical amplifier technology to achieve high performance and reliability in the transmission of multiple wavelength channel signals on multiple fiber pairs, the 100G repeatered cable system will deliver up to 80 Tbps of capacity.
The construction commencement of the NCP cable marks a significant moment for Microsoft and the consortium partners,” said Dave Crowley, Managing Director of Microsoft’s Global Network Procurement.
“TE SubCom is honored to play a key role in a project that will help to provide the infrastructure necessary in such a growing technological region of the world,” said Aaron Stucki, President of TE SubCom.
NCP will be designed to interconnect with other cable systems in the region to maximize the throughput of data, as well as to support future upgrades, with the expectation for the service to launch in late 2017.
About China Mobile International
China Mobile International (CMI) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Mobile Limited (stock code: 941), the world’s largest mobile operator in terms of network scale, customer base and
market value. As the international arm of China Mobile, CMI is headquartered in Hong Kong with presence and network in different countries and regions, providing a full range of international telecommunication services, including IDD, Roaming, Internet, MNC Service, Value Added Services etc. CMI aims to construct a world-class international network and platform to offer highly reliable products and services.
For more information, please visit www.cmi.chinamobile.com
About China Telecommunications Corporation
China Telecommunications Corporation (China Telecom) was established on May 17, 2000. As one of the three leading telecom operators in China, China Telecom has been on the list of the “Fortune 500 Companies” for many consecutive years. Being an integrated information service provider, China Telecom provides customers with integrated information service solutions, which cover broad-band Internet access, mobile communications, information technology applications and fixed-line telephone services. China Telecom has two main holding companies, “China Telecom Corporation Limited” and “China Communications Services Corporation Limited”. China Telecom Global Limited (CTG) is a wholly owned subsidiary of “China Telecom Corporation Limited” for managing its international businesses. Established in 2012 and headquartered in Hong Kong, CTG leverages on its advantage of abundant resources in Mainland China, bridging the Asia Pacific and connecting the world.
For more information, visit China Telecom at www.en.chinatelecom.com.cn/corp/ and CTG at www.chinatelecomglobal.com
About China Unicom
With a modern communications network characterized by nationwide coverage and global reach, China Unicom mainly operates fixed and mobile communications service, domestic and international communications facilities, satellite IPLC service, data communications service, network access service, value-added telecom services and system integration service related to information and communications services. Aiming at providing comprehensive and high-quality broadband communications and information services for customers, China Unicom has been speeding up the construction of mobile communications network, strengthening the development of fixed broadband network, and promoting broadband-based fixed and mobile networks. Committed to raising its overall competitiveness and sustainable development capacity and becoming a world leading provider of broadband communications and information services, China Unicom will further enhance the development of its services, expand its business scope and improve the quality of service while adhering to the market-oriented and customer-focused principle and emphasizing the development of mobile broadband Internet services. For more information, visit China Unicom at www.eng.chinaunicom.com
About Chunghwa Telecom
Chunghwa Telecom is Taiwan’s largest integrated telecommunications services company that provides fixed-line, mobile, broadband, and internet services. The Company also provides information and communication technology services to corporate customers and is expanding its cloud computing services. In recent years, Chunghwa has been actively involved in corporate social responsibility and has won domestic and international awards and recognition. For more information, please visit www.cht.com.tw
About KT Corporation
KT is a South Korean integrated wired/wireless telecommunication service provider. KT focuses on information & communications business, and it has the largest portion of the South Korean local telephone and high-speed Internet business. Originally founded in 1981 as a public corporation, KT actively led Korea’s transition to the information era and played a key role in promoting the growth of Korea into a globally recognized IT superpower. In 2009, KT merged with its mobile subsidiary KTF, paving the way to the convergence of fixed and mobile services. www.kt.com/eng/main.jsp
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/cloud-os/global-datacenters.aspx
About SoftBank Mobile
SoftBank Mobile Corp., a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp. (TOKYO:9984), provides mobile communication, fixed-line communication and Internet connection services to customers in Japan. Leveraging synergies with other SoftBank Group companies, SoftBank Mobile aims to transform lifestyles through ICT and expand into other business areas including IoT, robotics and energy. For more information, visit www.softbank.jp/en/corp/group/sbm/
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. Drawing on its heritage of technical innovation and industry-recognized performance, SubCom delivers the most reliable, high quality solutions to organizations with undersea communications needs vital to their core mission. The business designs, manufactures and installs systems around the world, and has deployed more than 490,000 km of subsea communication cable-enough to circle the Earth more than 12 times at the Equator. SubCom’s global presence, backed by industry-leading research and development laboratories, manufacturing facilities, installation and maintenance ships, depots, and management team work together to implement integrated solutions and network upgrades, with unsurpassed reliability, that support the needs of telecommunications, internet providers, offshore and science customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.SubCom.com.
TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $12 billion global technology leader. Our commitment to innovation enables advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. TE’s unmatched breadth of connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest of environments, helps build a safer, greener, smarter and more connected world. With 75,000 people – including more than 7,000 engineers – working alongside customers in nearly 150 countries, we help ensure that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS – www.TE.com