ADC Consortium to build 9400 km long submarine cable connecting East Asian countries


Singapore:  Digital infrastructure provider Tata Communications on Tuesday announced that the Asia Direct Cable (ADC) Consortium, of which it is a member, is building a high-performance submarine cable connecting China (Hong Kong SAR and Guangdong Province), Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

The 9,400 Kilometer long ADC cable is expected to be completed by the 4th quarter of 2022. NEC Corporation has been selected by the consortium to execute the project.

The cable will feature multiple pairs of high capacity optical fibres and is designed to carry more than 140 Tbps of traffic, enabling high capacity transmission of data across the East and Southeast Asian regions. ADC’s high capacity allows it to support increasingly bandwidth-intensive applications driven by technological advancements in 5G, Cloud Platforms, Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence. This will further enhance the expansion of communications networks in the region.

“..Our collaboration within ADC consortium to build this high performance submarine cable will provide enterprises with additional connectivity between major traffic hubs in Asia. This will further augment our existing capabilities on the Tata Communications Global Network with deeper reach, enabling us to offer superior customer experience and enhanced resilience. With digital technologies steering the growth of business more than ever before, this additional capability will address the increasing bandwidth and data demands of enterprises in Asia and globally”Carl Osborne, Associate Vice President, International Cable Network Development, Tata Communications said.

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