Starting operations of the Optical Submarine Cable between Japan and Singapore SOUTH-EAST ASIA JAPAN CABLE SYSTEM
—Providing the shortest route between Seven Asian Countries and the United States—


June 27, 2013

Effective today, KDDI begins operations of the optical submarine cable, the South-East Asia Japan Cable (hereafter SJC) in order to meet the large capacity communication needs of the internet age. Japan is at its hub connecting the shortest route between Singapore and other Southeast Asian data centers to the United States' west coast data center.

SJC connects Japan to Singapore and branches out to all regions of Southeast Asia (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Brunei, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand (planned)) for a total length of 8,900 km and 28Tbps [1] of large volume broadband communications made possible with optical submarine cables. Asian countries will be able to use this huge capacity for the demand such as ultra-high speed internet including High Definition video or increasing demand on Intranet.

By introducing SJC, KDDI will continue to provide even more reliable communication services to the Asian and Pacific Ocean regions, where it is expected to grow in communication needs.

  • [1] 3,000,000 high definition images can be streamed and viewed at the same time.
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