NTT Communications to launch ASE

9 Aug 2012

NTT Communications has announced that it will begin operations of the Asia Submarine-cable Express (ASE), a 40Gbps ultra-low latency undersea cable connecting major cities in Asia, on 20 August. NTT Communications is the major investor in the cable system, which has been constructed in cooperation with Telekom Malaysia, Philippines-based PLDT and Singapore-based StarHub. The cable has landing points in Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, and Malaysia. Hong Kong will be added in the first quarter of 2013.

Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, NTT (NTT East & NTT West), PLDT Inc. (incl. Smart Communications and Sun Cellular), StarHub, Telekom Malaysia