NTT signs contract for Asia Pacific gateway network



NTT Communications has signed a contract
and joined numerous other telecommunications carriers in Asia for the
maintenance and construction of the Asia Pacific Gateway (APG).


Chunghwa Telecom (Taiwan) and KT
Corporation (Korea) are some of the participating carriers. The contract will
become effective by March 2012.


The Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) is an
undersea cable network that is scheduled to launch by June 2014 with
a total design capacity of 54.8 terabit-per-seconds (Tbps).


Initially, the undersea cable network will
use the latest 40 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) wavelength technology.


The network is designed to accommodate 100
Gbps wavelength technology for increasing efficiency and high-capacity.


The APG will connect most countries and
regions of East Asia via landing sites in Korea, Japan, Mainland
China, Taiwan, Hong
Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore and others.


The cabling route was chosen carefully to
avoid damage from natural disasters such as earthquakes and typhoons.


NTT Com continues to add new cable networks
to provide customers in Asia with increasing capacity as well as
greater redundancy for strengthened reliability.


The company has also participated in the
construction of another undersea cable network, named Asia Submarine-cable
Express (ASE).


The aim is to enhance its provision of global network services and cloud services in
the Asian region.


The cable will be launched by June
2012 with 40 Gbps wavelength technology and the capability to incorporate
100 Gbps technology in the future.


Recently, NTT Communications announced that it has expanded the reach of its Tier 1
Global IP Network in Europe with new Point of Presence (POP) locations in
Budapest, Bucharest and Sofia.


The new global IP network POPs allow NTT
Com to better enable service providers and content networks to gain access to
its high-capacity, reliable and efficient network.


By Team
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