APCN2 Built with Latest Technology; Self-healing Features for Better Network Resilience and Route Diversity


Singapore, 4 December 2001 -- StarHub, Singapore’s innovative info-communications provider, today announces that StarHub services on Singapore’s newest submarine cable, Asia-Pacific Cable Network 2 (APCN2) are now commercially available to multi-national corporations requiring a dedicated and reliable connection to their overseas offices.


The new cable system spans more than 19,000 km in length and connects Singapore to seven countries in the region, namely China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines and Taiwan. APCN2 also provides seamless interconnection to the regional fibre-optic cable networks linking to America, Australia and Europe via other cable networks.


APCN2 is built with the latest "dense wavelength division multiplexing" technology (see Editor’s Note) and is designed as a self-healing, highly redundant ring system for better network resilience and route diversity. With such a secure configuration, APCN2 can provide instantaneous re-routing of data transfers to minimise the potential dangers of cable disruptions and outages.


"The arrival of APCN2 on Singapore’s shores now allows MNCs to have larger bandwidth and higher quality transmission needed to meet the exponential growth expected in broadband and multimedia telecommunications services," said Mr Mike Reynolds, senior vice president of International & Wholesale for StarHub. "Given the current global climate, it also offers another choice for companies planning their redundancy systems and disaster recovery strategies."


For more information, please contact StarHub’s Business Hotline at 1800-888 8888 or email to business@starhub.com.sg.


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Editor's Note

Q.  What is dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM)?

A.  DWDM simultaneously transmits different wavelengths of light through the same strand of optical fibre. This technology allows for a greater data transmission speed and capacity – up to 2.56 terabits per second over APCN2 (the equivalent of an estimated 50 million two-way voice calls at the same time).