South-East Asia Japan Cable (SJC) now in operation

28 Jun 2013

The 8,900km South-East Asia Japan Cable (SJC) system, connecting Singapore with Japan, is now operational, according to a press release posted on Japanese telco KDDI (au)’s website. The USD400 million cable, supplied by US-based broadband communication solutions provider TE SubCom in partnership with Japan’s NEC Corporation, provides connectivity to seven countries – Japan, China, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Brunei and Singapore – to meet the growing bandwidth requirements in the region and to allow for cost effective and resilient connectivity to other submarine cable systems, including the Japanese link to trans-Pacific fibre that runs to the US. The SJC system can be further extended to 9,700km, with plans to also land in Songkhla, Thailand. The SJC cable consists of six fibre pairs (64×40Gbps DWDM), with an initial design capacity of over 15Tbps, upgradable to 23Tbps, and utilises the state-of-the-art advanced 40G SLTE and Optical add-drop multiplexer (OADM) Branching technologies.

South-East Asia Japan Cable is owned and operated by a global consortium of telecommunications and technology companies, including Philippines’ telco Globe Telecom, Brunei-based joint venture Brunei International Gateway (BIG), China Mobile’s wholly-owned subsidiary China Mobile International, China’s biggest telco in terms of subscribers China Telecom Corporation, Hong Kong-based Donghwa Telecom (subsidiary of Chunghwa Telecom – CHT, which operates in Taiwan), Japan’s second largest telco in terms of subscribers KDDI Corporation, Singapore’s incumbent Singapore Telecom (SingTel), Indonesia’s largest telco in terms of subscribers Telkom Indonesia and Thailand’s state-owned TOT, as well international tech giant Google.

China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Chunghwa Telecom, Singapore Telecom (SingTel), TOT, China Telecom Group, Telkom Indonesia, China Mobile, Globe Telecom (Philippines), China Mobile Communications Corporation, KDDI (au),

Subscribe

Subscribe to CommsUpdate to get the day’s top telecom headlines delivered to your email.

Subscribe to CommsUpdate

Feedback

Have feedback, corrections, or story ideas? Send them to editors@commsupdate.com.

Browse Past Issues

Filter

Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.

Search

Visit our help page information on performing advanced searches, including how to restrict the results by country or company.

Advertise

CommsUpdate is an outstanding advertising venue for companies seeking to reach:

  • International carriers
  • Wholesale service providers
  • Equipment and software vendors
  • Telecom investors
  • Regulators

Learn more about advertising on CommsUpdate.

Share