Activation of U.S.-China Leg Of TPE Ahead of Schedule

May 2008
Sea Technology;May2008, Vol. 49 Issue 5, p70
The article reports that Verizon Business SA is working with its Asian partners to activate the U.S.-mainland China portion of the Trans-Pacific Express (TPE) submarine cable in July 2008. It is said that TPE is the first next-generation, high-capacity undersea system to connect the U.S. with China, Taiwan and South Korea. The new system uses a fiber-optic cable that supports 62 million simultaneous phone calls 60 times the overall capacity of the existing cable connecting the U.S. and China.


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