NTT Communications to Extend Asia Submarine-cable Express to Cambodia
Reliable, High-Capacity, Low-Latency Cable for Asian Connections
TOKYO -- June 12, 2014
NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international
communications business within the NTT (NYSE:NTT) Group, announced today that
the Asia Submarine-cable Express (ASE) will be extended to Cambodia to provide
reliable, high-capacity communication infrastructure for the increasing number
of multinational companies operating in the Mekong region.
The extension is based on an agreement that NTT Com has reached with Chuan Wei
(Cambodia) Co. Ltd. Under the agreement, NTT Com will lay Cambodia’s first
submarine optical fiber cable.
The ASE will provide highly reliable, high-capacity communications connecting
Cambodia and other countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion with major
locations elsewhere in Asia, including Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. The
arrival of the ASE also will enable NTT Com to provide local customers with
even higher quality Internet network services.
NTT Com continues to upgrade and expand its global submarine-cable
infrastructure, including through introduction of a 100 Gbps optical
transmission system incorporating digital coherent technology. In addition,
the company is expanding its number of ASE connection points and Nexcenter
global data centers in Southeast Asia to provide high-quality network, data
center and cloud services in end-to-end one-stop solutions.
The ASE submarine cable is routed away from the Bashi Channel and the south
coast of Taiwan, areas that frequently experience earthquakes and typhoons.
The ASE also takes the shortest route of any submarine cable connecting Japan
to Hong Kong and Singapore.
ASE Fast Facts
Total length: Approx. 7,800 km
Design capacity: 15 Tbps or above
Landing stations: Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong
Participants: NTT Com, Telekom Malaysia, PLDT and StarHub
Digital coherent is the latest transmission technology for improving spectral
efficiency through multi-level modulation, including phase modulation and
polarization multiplexing. It greatly enhances receiver sensitivity by
combining coherent detection and digital signal processing.
Global companies are increasingly investing in Cambodia to take advantage of
government incentives for foreign investment. Located in the middle of the
Southern Economic Corridor stretching from Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City,
Cambodia is experiencing rapid economic growth. In turn, the need for
reliable, high-capacity networks is rising to meet the increasing
communication demands of locally based multinational companies.
About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud
services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT)
environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s
worldwide infrastructure, including leading global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar
Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions, and over 150 secure
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(Mr.) Yoshio Sato / (Mr.) Shuichi Takada / (Mr.) Yukiharu Hagiwara,
Service Infrastructure Division
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