KDDI has begun operation on an optical submarine cable in Asia—with ramifications for its subsidiary, Telehouse, a provider of dedicated data centers, international Internet exchanges and managed IT services in the United States.
The South East-Asia Japan Cable (SJC) puts Japan in the middle of a hub connecting the shortest route between Singapore and other Southeast Asian data centers to the United States’ west coast. The idea is to provide greater global connectivity for U.S. based customers at TELEHOUSE.
SJC connects Japan to Singapore and branches out to all regions of Southeast Asia including mainland China, Hong Kong, Brunei, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand for a total length of 5,530 miles and 28Tbps of large-volume broadband communications.
“The South East-Asia Japan Cable allows U.S. customers to leverage the capacity to meet increased demand for ultra-high speed Internet including HD video or increasing demand on the Intranet,” said Fred Cannone, director of sales and marketing at Telehouse. “New and existing U.S. based Telehouse customers will have a broadband communications edge when tapping into the Southeast Asian marketplace.”
The strategic expansion will provide the shortest route between seven Asian countries and the U.S., and will serve to better connect U.S. customers to the Asian and Pacific Ocean regions where communication needs are on the rise, the company said.