KT to manage APG subsea cable

Dylan Bushell-Embling
02 Oct 2013
Daily News

Korea Telecom has been chosen to run the NOC for the upcoming Asia-Pacific Gateway (APG) subsea cable.

Under the deal, KT will be responsible for identifying and fixing potential system errors and controlling any disasters, the Korea Timesreported.

The company received certification for the controls that will be used to manage the cable early last month.

Construction of the 10,000km APG cable is scheduled for completion by the end of next year. It will run between mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore

It is being funded by a consortium consisting of all three major Chinese operators, Chunghwa Telecom, NTT DoCoMo, LG U+, VNPT, Viettel, TOT, CAT Telecom, StarHub and Facebook.

The cable will have a total design capacity of 54.8Tbps.The APG project was first conceived in 2009.

NEC announced in late 2011 that it had won a “multi-million dollar” contract to deploy the APG cable, but six months later, Malaysia's Time dotCom said it had secured a “construction and maintenance agreement” under the project.

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