Tata Communications has announced that the Asia Direct Cable (ADC) Consortium, of which it is a member, is building a high-performance submarine cable connecting China (Hong Kong SAR and Guangdong Province), Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
The consortium has selected NEC Corporation to construct the 9,400 km long ADC cable, which is expected to be completed by Q4/2022.
The cable will feature multiple pairs of high capacity optical fibres and is designed to carry more than 140 tbps of traffic, enabling high capacity transmission of data across the East and Southeast Asian regions.
ADC’s high capacity allows it to support increasingly bandwidth-intensive applications driven by technological advancements in 5G, Cloud Platforms, Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence.
This will further enhance the expansion of communications networks in the region.
Tata Communications owns and operates the world’s only wholly-owned subsea network that encircles the globe. This network enables businesses to reach more than 200 countries and territories and underpins all products and services of Tata Communications