Construction of NCP Cable Network Begins

Construction of NCP Cable Network Begins

Chunghwa Telecom, the largest telecom service provider in Taiwan and the NCP consortium, comprising of China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, KT Corporation, Microsoft, SoftBank Mobile Corp, and TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, announces the commencement of New Cross Pacific (NCP) Cable Network.

Spanning more than 13,000 km, the NCP Cable Network will link Hillsboro, Oregon (U.S.A.) with connectivity to Chongming (China mainland), Nanhui (China mainland), Lingang (China mainland), Busan (South Korea), Toucheng (Taiwan), and Maruyama (Japan). Using state-of-the-art optical amplifier technology to achieve high performance and reliability in the transmission of multiple wavelength channel signals on multiple fiber pairs, the 100G repeatered cable system will deliver up to 80 Tbps of capacity.

NCP will be designed to interconnect with other cable systems in the region to maximize the throughput of data, as well as to support future upgrades, with the expectation for the service to launch in late 2017.

Dr. Yuan-Kuang Tu, the President of International Business Group of Chunghwa Telecom stated, “After investing in the Asia-Pacific Gateway (APG), CHT starts the construction of NCP in order to establish a strong global network infrastructure. With the tendency on highly demands of the international bandwidth, we can provide the most reliable and sufficient capacities to meet the most stringent requirements. We will further integrate these network resources with CHT Taipei IDC to provide international enterprises with the best quality ICT services and lead Taiwan to become the information, operation and communication center of Asia-Pacific region.”

About Chunghwa Telecom
Chunghwa Telecom (TAIEX 2412, NYSE: CHT) (“Chunghwa” or “the Company”) is Taiwan’s largest integrated telecommunications services company that provides fixed-line, mobile, broadband, and internet services. The Company also provides information and communication technology services to corporate customers and is expanding its cloud computing services. In recent years, Chunghwa has been actively involved in corporate social responsibility and has won domestic and international awards and recognition. For more information, please visit our website at www.cht.com.tw.

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