AT&T: More Transpacific Cable

Posted by Sam Churchill on

AT&T today announced plans to invest $1 billion in 2008, some 33 percent more than last year’s enterprise investment and more than double AT&T’s investment in 2006.

In 2008 AT&T plans to invest in a new subsea fiber optic cable capacity to Japan and Asia, increasing diversity and reliability on these critical routes. This would include increased investments in multiple under sea cable systems into South East Asia and Australia, investment in several subsea cable system upgrades to significantly grow capacity on multiples routes.

Those include the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico, as well as subsea investments on existing cables servicing India and the Middle East. These subsea investments will be used to extend AT&T’s intelligent optical network into Europe and Asia with optical mesh restoration.

New core MPLS routers in Europe, Asia and the U.S. are also planned. The expansion of new or additional MPLS based IP network access nodes is planned for Europe (Paris, Moscow), the Middle East (Kuwait), India (New Delhi, Kolkata), Japan, Asia (Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore), and Central America (Guatemala).

Other recent submarine cable systems announcements include:

By the end of 2007, 25 oceanic fiber contracts totaling 112,000 route-kilometers were awarded.

Related DailyWireless articles include; Mediterranean Submarine Cables Cut, Fifth Submarine Cable Damaged, Fiber Crosses the Pond, Verizon’s TransPacific Express and Google: Now it’s Transpacific Fiber.

Posted by Sam Churchill on Wednesday, March 5th, 2008 at 12:19 pm .

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