APCN 2 (cable system)

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APCN 2 or Asia-Pacific Cable Network 2 is a submarine telecommunications cable linking several countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

It has landing points in:


Total bandwidth capacity of Asia Pacific Cable Network 2 is 2.56 Tbit/s, made up of four pairs of optical fibres, each pair providing 640 Gbit/s by Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing of 10 Gbit/s wavelengths. The 19,000 km-long APCN 2 cable system is built in a self-healing ring configuration, which allows fast rerouting of data transfers along APCN 2 in the event of disruptions. The cable system, as of January 2007, is progressively becoming operational. APCN 2 is designed to provide interconnection with other major trans-oceanic cable networks linking the USA, Europe, Australia, and other parts of Asia.

Damage (2006)[edit]

On 27 Dec 2006, the 2006 Hengchun earthquake damaged the APCN 2 cable links between Shantou, China and Tanshui, Taiwan, and between Lantau Island in Hong Kong and Chongming, China. This disrupted Internet access to overseas websites from Asia for more than a month.[1][2][3][4]

Damage (2009)[edit]

On 12 Aug 2009, the APCN2 cable suffered further damage, impacting Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Philippines, Singapore and Tokyo links.

Damage (2010)[edit]

In June 2010, the cable suffered some major faults, disrupting the Internet Access in the Philippines.

Damage (2011)[edit]

On 11 March 2011, the APCN2 cable suffered damage as part of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake.

Damage (2014)[edit]

On 23 March 2014, the APCN2 cable damaged after existing submarine cable break at S4A that happened on March 21.[5]


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