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AT&T Upgrades Undersea Cable

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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.”

Rahul Gaitonde has been writing for BroadbandBreakfast.com since the fall of 2009, and in May of 2010 he became Deputy Editor. He was a fellow at George Mason University’s Long Term Governance Project, a researcher at the International Center for Applied Studies in Information Technology and worked at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. He holds a Masters of Public Policy from George Mason University, where his research focused on the economic and social benefits of broadband expansion. He has written extensively about Universal Service Fund reform, the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program and the Broadband Data Improvement Act

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