May 6, 2015
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TE SubCom to Upgrade Capacity of South-East Asia Japan Cable System
Network Upgrade to Deliver Capacity Increase to Meet Rising Demand for Businesses and Communications in Asia-Pacific Region
EATONTOWN, NJ, USA – May 6, 2015 – TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, announced today that it has signed a contract to perform another network upgrade to the South-East Asia Japan Cable System (SJC) to be completed by the end of November 2015. The upgrade of the 8,986 km system increases capacity to meet the rising demand for businesses and communications in the Asia-Pacific region.
Originally implemented in 2013 by a global consortium of telecommunications and technology companies, the SJC Cable System links the seven countries or territories of Brunei, mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the Philippines, including the option to connect with Thailand. This marks the third upgrade to the system and increases the capacity by 3.6 Tb/s while utilizing 100 Gb/s coherent transmission.
“As the project supplier for both the full system construction and a previous upgrade, we greatly value the SJC Consortium’s confidence in our company, our technology and most importantly, our people,” said Aaron Stucki, president, TE SubCom. “The consortium forecasts a strong need for increased capacity within the Asia-Pacific region and our familiarity with the system will allow us to deliver a seamless network upgrade that will meet the growing demand.”
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).
BIG is as an investment holding and trading company which tasks 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 licensed to operate in Brunei and Singapore, and plans to further expand its presence into Hong Kong and later to the US. For more information, please visit www.big.com.bn.
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.
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: www.twitter.com/talk2Globe and Facebook: www.facebook.com/GlobePH.
KDDI Corporation is the only telecom company in Japan that provides broad services ranging from fixed line to mobile communications. With more than 50 years of strong tie- up with overseas telecom companies, top-class line volume in Asia, and high-quality network development in the United States and Europe, KDDI offers various services around the world using globally established TELEHOUSE data centers as its foundation. For more information, visit www.kddi.com/english/index.html
SingTel is Asia’s leading communications group providing a portfolio of services including voice and data solutions over fixed, wireless and Internet platforms as well as infocomm technology and pay TV. The Group has presence in Asia and Africa with over 500 million mobile customers in 25 countries, including Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. It also has a vast network of offices throughout Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States. For more information, please visit www.singtel.com.
PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin) is a subsidiary of PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia, tbk, a state-owned telecommunication and network provider. Telin focuses as an international carrier services and strategic investment in international telecommunication business as well as serves as Telkom’s business arms in managing and developing its business lines abroad. With vision The World’s Hub for Telecommunication, Information, Media, Edutainment and Services (TIMES), currently Telin owns 8 subsidiaries namely Telin Singapore, Telin Hong-Kong, Telin Timor-Leste with its product called Telkomcel, Telkom Australia, Telin Malaysia, Telkom Macau, Telkom Taiwan, Telkom USA, and a branch in Myanmar. With the synergy of TelkomGroup compiled with reliable networks and infrastructures, enable Telin to provide high quality services that reaches all parts of the world.
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