Tuesday, February 26, 2008

KDDI, 4 other Asian firms, Google plan Chiba-Los Angeles cable

TOKYO — KDDI Corp said Tuesday it will lay an undersea fiber-optic cable between southern Chiba Prefecture and Los Angeles with four other Asian telecom companies and Google Inc.

The 10,000-kilometer long, high-performance cable, estimated to cost some $300 million, or about 32 billion yen, is due to commence operation by March 2010 to meet hefty growth in broadband and other telecommunications demand between Japan and the United States, the Japanese telecom company said.


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