NEC completes construction of APG cable

21 November 2016 | James Pearce


NEC has completed construction of the new Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) subsea cable which runs between Japan and Singapore.

APG cable

The 10,900km cable is owned by a consortium of members including Facebook, CAT, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, NTT Communications, and Global Transit.

The newly completed cable has a capacity of more than 54Tbps, delivering transmission capabilities of 100Gbps. It was first announced in 2012 and was officially launched by NTT Communications at the end of October.

APG runs ShinMaruyama and Shima in Japan, plus Busan in Korea, to East Coast in Singapore, Kuantan in Malaysia and Songkla in Thailand. It also has landing points in China, Hong Kong and Vietnam.

"NEC is honored to have been selected as the supplier for APG," said NEC EVP and head of the telecom carrier business Shunichiro Tejima. 

"We hope to see our partnership with the consortium further enhanced through NEC's ability to provide real-time technical support for the operation and maintenance of this advanced submarine cable."