Facebook and Google to co-build PLCN submarine cable

pacific-light-cable-networkTE SubCom, a TE Connectivity company along with Facebook, Google, and PLDC (Pacific Light Data Communication), today announced that they will co-build the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN).

PLCN is a 12,800 km transpacific submarine cable system that will provide the first direct undersea route between Hong Kong and Los Angeles, California (USA) with ultra-high capacity transmission.

Scheduled for commercial launch in summer of 2018, PLCN will include TE SubCom’s C+L technology, a major step forward in available cable transmission capacity that effectively doubles the available bandwidth and capacity per fiber pair over a traditional C-band-only designed system. Once completed, PLCN will be the highest-capacity transpacific route.

“PLCN submarine cable will be among the lowest-latency fiber optic routes between Hong Kong and the US and the first to connect directly using ultra-high-capacity transmission,” said Wei Junkang, chairman, PLDC….Read More

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