New Trans-Pacific Cable System to be Built

China Mobile International, China Telecom Global, Global Transit, Google, KDDI and SingTel will build a new trans-Pacific communications cable connecting the United States and Japan.

The “FASTER” cable system will cost $300 million and will feature a six-fiber-pair cable with an initial design capacity of 60 Tbps (100 Gbps by 100 wavelengths by six fiber-pairs).

FASTER  will connect to neighboring cable systems to extend the capacity beyond Japan to other Asian locations. 

Connections in the United States will extend the system to major hubs on the US West Coast covering the Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle areas.


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