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*** For immediate use June 27, 2013
Tokyo, 27 June, 2013 - The SJC Parties, today announced that the Southeast Asia-Japan Cable (SJC) system is now operational. The system, supplied by TE SubCom and NEC Corporation provides connectivity to key destinations to meet the growing bandwidth requirement in the region and allow for cost effective and resilient connectivity to other submarine cable systems.
Operated 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 link with Thailand.
The SJC is an 8,900-kilometer cable system, which could further extend to 9,700 kilometers. At a project cost of around US$400 million, the SJC cable system consists of 6 fiber pairs with the initial design capacity of 28 Terabits per second to meet bandwidth-intensive applications such as internet TV, online games and enterprise data exchange. To illustrate, the cable's design capacity can support simultaneous streaming of up to 3 million high-definition videos.
Mr Ooi Seng Keat, spokesperson for the SJC consortium and SingTel's Vice President, Carrier Services International Business Unit, Group Enterprise said: "The SJC system signals a milestone for the seven Asia Pacific countries in the consortium as it will set a new benchmark in global data and information connectivity. The SJC is interconnected seamlessly with the latest transpacific cable, and which together will deliver the lowest latency connectivity between Asia and the U.S., specifically from Singapore to Los Angeles. As the SJC cable route avoids the earthquake zone in North Asia, it enhances the operators' network resilience by offering cable diversity and reliability in the event of a cable breakage in other undersea networks.
"Equipped with the highest available transmission speed for an undersea cable network, the SJC will be able to carry more bandwidth-intensive applications which can transform the way enterprises and consumers in the region work, live, learn and play. The SJC's huge bandwidth will be able to meet the capacity needs of future applications and innovative solutions, and spur the development of information and communications technology in the region," he added.
"Today marks a significant milestone for the international telecommunications community to better serve the ever growing demand for more bandwidth in Asia and beyond." said Mr. Shunichiro Tejima, Senior Vice President at NEC,"We are pleased to be a part of this important project, and will continue to dedicate our strength to the development of telecommunication infrastructure in these and other countries across the globe."
"We join SJC and NEC in recognizing the completion of this landmark project which we began together in 2011," said David Coughlan, President, TE SubCom. "As anticipated at the project inception, we believe this system will have a significant effect on how this region interacts and communicates with the rest of the world by connecting key landing sites while also providing the ability to connect other systems."
The SJC is a global consortium of companies composed of Brunei International Gateway Sendirian Berhad (BIG), China Mobile International Ltd. (CMI), China Telecommunications Corporation (China Telecom), China Telecom Global Limited (CTG, an affiliate of China Telecommunications Corporation), Donghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. (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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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 China Mobile International
China Mobile International (CMI) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Mobile, the world's largest mobile operator in terms of network scale, customer base and market value. As an international arm of China Mobile, CMI provides a full range of comprehensive international services, including IDD, roaming, mobile and data services. CMI aims to construct a world-class international network platform and provide the highly reliable products and services. CMI is committed to provide the next generation one-stop international transit solution. Additional information is available at http://www.cmi.chinamobile.com
About China Telecom
China Telecom is an extra-large State-owned telecom operator in China, selected into the Top 500 Global Companies for many consecutive years. China Telecom mainly provides the integrated information services including the fixed-line telephone, mobile service, Internet access and applications services. China Telecom has subsidiary companies in 31 provinces (municipals and autonomous regions) and branches in the Americas, Europe, Hong Kong and Marco, and its communications and information network covering the urban and rural areas of the whole country and reaching every corner of the world. China Telecom built the world biggest CDMA 3G network. China Telecom has two main holding companies, "China Telecom Corporation Limited" and "China Communications Services Corporation Limited". China Telecom Global Limited ("CTG") is the wholly owned international business subsidiary of China Telecom, one of the world's largest providers of integrated telecommunication services. China Telecom has a long-standing commitment to the development of our global operations and capabilities in order to establish a leading position in the international telecommunication market. For more information, visit China Telecom at http://en.chinatelecom.com.cn/ and 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.
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.
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 468 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 mission To Become the World's New Digital Hub, currently Telin owns 4 subsidiaries namely Telin Singapore, Telin Hong-Kong, Telin Timor-Leste with its product called Telkomcel, and Telkom Australia. 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.
TOT Public Company Limited operated as the Telephone Organization of Thailand for 48 years before being transformed into TOT Public Company Limited on July 31, 2002. TOT provides a complete range of telecommunications, including voice, video, 3G mobile and data services. TOT has persistently expanded broadband networks nationwide over wireless access and high speed FTTX. Moreover, TOT has continually developed its international network infrastructures, connecting our PoPs to major global carriers to be capable of providing international broadband services (e.g., IP Transit, IPVPN, IPLC, Ethernet, and etc.) in various countries.
About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at http://www.nec.com.
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 company designs, manufactures and installs systems around the world, and has deployed more than 490,000km of subsea communication cable - or 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.