New Cross Pacific (NCP) Cable Network – TE SUBCOM Connectivity
The announcement comes from the New Cross Pacific (NCP) Cable Network consortium, that construction had commenced on an expansive network spanning more than 13,000 km from the USA to mainland China.
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 fibre pairs, the 100G 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 honoured 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 maximise the throughput of data, as well as to support future upgrades, with the expectation for the service to launch in late 2017.
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