Underwater cable to connect China-US approved
China’s top economic planner has approved building a 14,000-kilometer (8,699-mile) trans-Pacific submarine cable system to directly connect China and the United States.
China’s big three communications carriers — China Telecom, China Unicom and China Mobile — will jointly fund and construct the fiber optic project with companies from other countries and regions, the National Development and Reform Commission said.
The New Crossing-Pacific Cable System, or NCP, is designed to ease the increasingly congested telecommunications connection between China and the US with a total capacity of 60 terabytes per second after it goes into operation in 2018.
The project will land on Chongming and Nanhui in Shanghai, Taiwan and also connect with South Korea and Japan.