The Southeast Asia-Japan Cable (SJC) system is now operational. The system, supplied by TE SubCom and NEC Corporation provides connectivity to key destinations to meet the bandwidth requirement in the region and allow for cost effective and resilient connectivity to other submarine cable systems.
Operated by a global consortium of telecommunications and technology companies, the SJC cable system links the seven countries or territories of Brunei, mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the Philippines, including the option to link with Thailand.
The SJC is an 8,900-kilometer cable system, which could further extend to 9,700 kilometers. At a project cost of around US$400 million, the SJC cable system consists of 6 fiber pairs with the initial design capacity of 28 Terabits per second. To illustrate, the cable?s design capacity can support simultaneous streaming of up to 3 million high-definition videos.
The SJC is a global consortium of companies composed of Brunei International Gateway Sendirian Berhad (BIG), China Mobile International Ltd. (CMI), China Telecommunications Corporation (China Telecom), China Telecom Global Limited (CTG, an affiliate of China Telecommunications Corporation), Donghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. (a subsidiary of Chunghwa Telecom, Co.,Ltd.), Globe Telecom, Inc., Google, KDDI Corporation, Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel), PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin a subsidiary of PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk), and TOT Public Co., Ltd. (TOT).