FASTER (cable system)

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Cable typeFibre-optic
Construction beginning2014
Construction finished2016
First traffic2016
Design capacity60 Tbit/s
Built byNEC (supplier)
Landing pointsOregon USA,
Japan, Taiwan

FASTER is a trans-Pacific submarine communications cable that went live during the last week of June 2016.[1] The cable has a total length of approximately 11,629 km[2] and a capacity of 60Tb/s.[3]

The companies involved in the project include:[1][3]

FASTER has landings in:[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b c "Google-Backed FASTER Submarine Cable to Go Live This Week; Data Center Knowledge". 2016-06-29. Retrieved 2016-06-29.
  2. ^ a b "Submarine Cable Map: FASTER". TeleGeography: Submarine Cable Map. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  3. ^ a b "A Global Consortium to Build New Trans-Pacific Cable System "FASTER"". NEC. 11 August 2014.

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