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Taipei, Taiwan, 2014/10/21 - Chunghwa Telecom signed a landmark agreement together with leading Asia telecommunication carriers to build the “New Cross Pacific (NCP)” cable network to five countries in the Trans-Pacific region - CHT.com.tw. TAIEX 2412, NYSE: CHT
Chunghwa Telecom, the largest integrated telecom service provider in Taiwan (“Chunghwa” or “the Company”), signed a landmark agreement together with leading Asia telecommunication carriers to build the “New Cross Pacific (NCP)” cable network, a multi-terabit submarine cable system providing direct fiber connectivity to five countries in the Trans-Pacific region.
Participants in the NCP consortium, including Chunghwa Telecom, KT Corporation, a US based company, and the major carriers from China, signed both the Construction and Maintenance Agreement along with the Supply Contract in Busan, Korea on 21st October 2014 for the construction, which is to begin in November of 2014 and is scheduled to be completed in the 2nd half of 2017.
NCP System, estimated to cost several hundred million US dollars measured a total length of about 14,000 km, will directly connect Mainland China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and North America, adopting Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technologies and the state-of-the art transmission system including digital coherent detection, Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (OADM) to provide a design capacity up to 80 Tbps, allowing the system to be future proof for more than 100Gbps technology upgrades to meet dynamic traffic requirements.
In the information explosive era, Taiwan embraces a boom not only in domestic broadband network but also the growth of worldwide internet traffic. Chunghwa Telecom, as the leading driver of the global telecommunications, takes the responsibility to bring the best data and communication service to our customers across the world. Following investing the Asia-Pacific Gateway (APG) and Southeast Japan Cable (SJC) connecting Intra-Asia area, now CHT invests the NCP connecting Trans-Pacific area in order to establish and provide a strong global network infrastructure and innovative solution services. Today Chunghwa Telecom is making the “Global” agenda on our own by expanding the network to satisfy the continuously growing demand from the mobile broadband service, HD Digital Content, cloud computing, and international data center. The goal is to lead Taiwan to leap onto the global stage and then to be an information, operation and management center in the Asia-Pacific area.
About Chunghwa Telecom
Chunghwa Telecom (cht.com.tw) is Taiwan’s largest integrated telecommunications services company that provides fixed-line, mobile, broadband, and internet services. The Company also provides information and communication technology services to corporate customers and is expanding its cloud computing services. In recent years, Chunghwa has been actively involved in corporate social responsibility and has won domestic and international awards and recognition.