New undersea cable to help increase communication resiliency and ability around Pacific
| 03.31.2008 | 07:52:15 | Views: 5108 | ID:
March 31 '08: In a press release, AT&T announced it has jointed a global consortium of telecommunications companies to help build a new high bandwidth fiber optic submarine cable called the Trans-Pacific Express to deliver Internet, voice and data communications to the United States, South Korea, Japan and China.
The new cable with help to build in more communications capabilities between the Pacific countries by delivering information at speeds of up to 5.12 terabits per second. The new cable, according to Wikipedia will be more than "60 times the overall capacity of the existing cable directly linking the U.S. and China and thus it will be a major enhancement to the current cable systems between the two nations."In recent past, global financial markets and businesses have been effected greatly by disruptions in Internet and data services when undersea cables snap or are rendered non-functional. The extent of the damage during the January 2008 disruption to the FLAG Global Transmission Network was so vast, services were affected from Japan to Pakistan, Wired reported. National Blueprint Tags: Economic & Infrastructure, Transportation & Logistics.
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