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August 19, 2009

Tata and Tyco Complete TGN-Intra Asia Cable System

By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributor

Tata Communications (News - Alert) and Tyco Telecommunications said they have completed the installation, testing and commissioning of the TGN-Intra Asia (TGN-IA) Cable System.
Officials with Tata Communications said their team is very excited to have completed their TGN-IA cable system with unwavering support from Tyco and noted that the system will meet the ongoing need for increasingly robust international connectivity, and will help to enable continued growth and development in the Asia-Pacific region.
Deep sea cables are the core of internet connectivity and important for strong, robust and wide-spread international connectivity. This helps ensure business continuity for globally spread corporations.
Recently the APAC region’s key cable systems experienced simultaneous cuts, severely impacting network traffic across Asia.
But Tata Communications’ TGN-IA was not disturbed as a result of the company’s specific decision to route the cable system as diversely as possible, hence helping to improve regional business stability and ensuring customers remained well served.
The system, which was strategically designed and routed to avoid earthquake and hazardous areas in the Asia-Pacific region, has an initial design capacity of 3.8 Tbps on a city center to city center basis and provides record breaking latency between South East and Northern Asia.
Officials with Tyco said the company is proud to be a part of the successful completion of TGN-IA which was designed and installed using their technology as it will not only it spur growth and enhance communication capabilities throughout the Southeast Asia region, but will act as a direct fiber route between Singapore and Japan.

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Nathesh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Nathesh's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi