AT&T Upgrades Undersea CableBroadband's Impact July 27th, 2010
Rahul Gaitonde, Deputy Editor, BroadbandBreakfast.com
WASHINGTON July 27, 2010- AT&T has announced that they will be upgrading the capacity of their undersea cable, APCN2, to Asia. Currently the cable has a capacity of 10 GB/s and will be upgraded to 40 GB/s.
The cable spans 19,000 km and connections cities in China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan.
“We are excited at the opportunity to meet our customers’ growing needs for more capacity as transmission demands continue to increase in the Asia Pacific region,” said Joe Watson, executive director, network engineering, AT&T Asia Pacific. “As traffic continues to grow by large measures in the region, our participation in major undersea cable networks like the APCN2 allows us to continue providing industry-leading solutions for our multinational customers around the world.”