Another Subsea cable system going to develop with top tech companies

Jupiter subsea cable

Subsea cable system

Japanese telecommunication giant NTT communications announce to build an Asia-Pacific subsea cable system. The new subsea cable system developed in partnership with Facebook, Amazon, SoftBank, PLDT, and PCCW Global. The cable system connecting the United States, Japan, and the Philippines.

Already, many of the biggest U.S. tech firms investing in submarine cabling systems lately. In this year, Microsoft and Facebook launch 4,000-mile transatlantic internet cable completed.

The new subsea cable system is 14,000 kilometers long. The cable system covers the area in California, Japan, and the Philippines. The system expected to finish on 2020.

According to the consortium, the Jupiter subsea cable has an initial design with a capacity of 60Tbps that can improve in the future.

Jupiter subsea cable system
Source: Softbank

The consortium said, the Jupiter subsea cable is a 400Gbps wavelength-division multiplex (WDM) transmission system, with submersible reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer (ROADM) and wavelength selective switch (WSS), which will make it the fastest cable system connecting Japan with the US.

Jupiter subsea cable

Although, the Jupiter deploys splitting units working with WSS ROADM for improving fast and flexible remote switching of transmission routes. Transmission routes quickly switchable to ensure business continuity, including in the event of a natural disaster or other unexpected problems.

According to NTT, it will connect its existing cable infrastructure with Jupiter to deliver an unnecessary three-route structure that links major conurbations across Asia and the U.S.

Source: NTT Communications

However, in the pacific region the demand of bandwidth continues to grow at a remarkable rate. Followed by the rise of capacity-dependent applications live video, AR, VR, and 4k/8k video, said, SoftBank spokesperson.

Also, Jupiter will provide the necessary diversity of connections and the highest capacity available to meet the needs of the evolving marketplace.

Facebook and Amazon’s interest in supporting global internet speeds hardly a surprise either, given that the both firms rely on high-speed data transfer for cloud services, video-streaming, and more.

More information: [NTT Communications]