FaceBook to invest in Asia-Pacific internet cable

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Facebook and other industry will invest in an underwater fiber optic cable in the Asia Pacific region which will help reduce traffic volume through Singapore. Who will manage the said transmission facility?

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FaceBook to invest in Asia-Pacific internet cable

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The transmission facility for the Facebook Asia-Pacific sea cable is going to belong to the Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) Consortium that includes Chinese Telecom companies; Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom; Korean phone network operators; NTT Communications of Japan; StarHub of Singapore, and Vietnamese companies. It is still uncertain whether companies in the Philippines will rejoin the consortium in the future.

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FaceBook to invest in Asia-Pacific internet cable

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Hello Charles,

Last year, Facebook announced that they will be investing in an underground fiber optic cable that will run from Malaysia to South Korea and Japan and with links to other neighboring countries. This is to make the internet connection faster and easier to all Facebook users in Southeast Asia. As to who will manage the transmission is yet unknown but Malaysian Telecom “Time Dotcom” made an agreement to build and maintain the submarine cable network.

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FaceBook to invest in Asia-Pacific internet cable

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That’s right. The Asia Pacific region for the underwater or submarine fiber optic cable belongs to the Asia Pacific Gateway or APG which will be owned by the following: China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Chunghwa Telecom, Facebook, Global Transit, KT, LG Uplus, NTT, Starhub, TIME dotCom, Vietnam Telecom International, and Viettel Corporation.

The landing points are the following: Chongming, China; Danang, Vietnam; Kuantan, Malaysia; Maruyama, Japan; Nanhui, China; Pusan, Republic of Korea; Shima, Japan; Songkhla, Thailand; Tanah Merah, Singapore; Toucheng, Taiwan; and Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong. It’s expected RFS or Ready For Service is in the second quarter of 2016 which, by now, is already finished and fully operational.

To know more about the submarine fiber optic cable mapping around the world, go to Submarine Cable Map.

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