June 12, 2014
NTT Communications to Extend Asia Submarine-cable Express to Cambodia
Reliable, High-Capacity, Low-Latency Cable for Asian Connections
TOKYO, JAPAN - NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT (NYSE: NTT) Group, announced today that the Asia Submarine-cable Express (ASE) will be extended to Cambodia to provide reliable, high-capacity communication infrastructure for the increasing number of multinational companies operating in the Mekong region.
The extension is based on an agreement that NTT Com has reached with Chuan Wei (Cambodia) Co. Ltd. Under the agreement, NTT Com will lay Cambodia’s first submarine optical fiber cable.
The ASE will provide highly reliable, high-capacity communications connecting Cambodia and other countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion with major locations elsewhere in Asia, including Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. The arrival of the ASE also will enable NTT Com to provide local customers with even higher quality Internet network services.
NTT Com continues to upgrade and expand its global submarine-cable infrastructure, including through introduction of a 100 Gbps optical transmission system incorporating digital coherent technology. In addition, the company is expanding its number of ASE connection points and Nexcenter global data centers in Southeast Asia to provide high-quality network, data center and cloud services in end-to-end one-stop solutions.
The ASE submarine cable is routed away from the Bashi Channel and the south coast of Taiwan, areas that frequently experience earthquakes and typhoons. The ASE also takes the shortest route of any submarine cable connecting Japan to Hong Kong and Singapore.ASE Fast Facts
- Total length:
- Approx. 7,800 km
- Design capacity:
- 15 Tbps or above
- Landing stations:
- Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong
- NTT Com, Telekom Malaysia, PLDT and StarHub
Digital coherent is the latest transmission technology for improving spectral efficiency through multi-level modulation, including phase modulation and polarization multiplexing. It greatly enhances receiver sensitivity by combining coherent detection and digital signal processing.
Global companies are increasingly investing in Cambodia to take advantage of government incentives for foreign investment. Located in the middle of the Southern Economic Corridor stretching from Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City, Cambodia is experiencing rapid economic growth. In turn, the need for reliable, high-capacity networks is rising to meet the increasing communication demands of locally based multinational companies.
About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure, including leading global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions, and over 150 secure data centers.NTT Communications' solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.
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