15 Jun 2009
Singaporean telecoms group StarHub joined forces with the consortium set up to develop the Asia-Pacific Gateway (APG) submarine cable system that will link the Asia-Pacific region. Once completed, APG will span 8,000km linking eight countries, namely Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Taiwan, China, Japan and South Korea. The link will utilise Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology with a minimum design capacity of 4Tbps of data bandwidth. The other carriers in the APG consortium are Chunghwa Telecom (Taiwan), China Telecom (China), China Unicom (China), KT Corporation (South Korea), NTT Communications (Japan), PLDT (Philippines), Telekom Malaysia (Malaysia) and VNPT (Vietnam).