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New optical submarine cable to connect Japan, US and Philippines with large capacity and low latency

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) has announced that as part of a consortium comprising SoftBank, Facebook, Amazon, PLDT and PCCW Global, it signed an agreement on 27th October to participate in the construction and maintenance of the JUPITER large-capacity low-latency optical submarine cable between Asia and the US.

The JUPITER cable system will have a total length of 14,000km connecting Japan, the US and the Philippines, and an initial design capacity of 60Tbps. It will have two landing points in Japan — the Shima Landing Station in Mie Prefecture and the Maruyama Landing Station in Chiba Prefecture — as well as a US landing station in Los Angeles, California and the Daet Cable Landing Station in the Philippines.

NTT Com’s Asia Submarine-cable Express (ASE), Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) and Pacific Crossing-1 (PC-1) cables will connect with JUPITER to provide a redundant three-route structure linking major cities in Asia, Japan and United States with a secure and reliable international network.

JUPITER will feature a state-of-the-art submersible ROADM (reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer) employing WSS (wavelength selective switch) for a gridless and flexible bandwidth configuration. JUPITER is expected to launch in early 2020.

www.ntt.com


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