POST Online Media Lite Edition


Facebook, Google, PLDC and TE SubCom to build highest-capacity cable

Staff Writer |
TE SubCom, Facebook, Google, and PLDC (Pacific Light Data Communication) will co-build the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN).

Article continues below

This is a 12,800 km trans-Pacific submarine cable system that will provide the first direct undersea route between Hong Kong and Los Angeles, California (USA) with ultra-high capacity transmission.

Scheduled for commercial launch in summer of 2018, PLCN will include TE SubCom's C+L technology, a major step forward in available cable transmission capacity that effectively doubles the available bandwidth and capacity per fiber pair over a traditional C-band-only designed system.

Once completed, PLCN will be the highest-capacity transpacific route.

What to read next

Facebook and Microsoft to build subsea cable across Atlantic
New step for Hawaiki, 14,000 km transpacific cable system
Google reaches deal with Indonesian government over tax dispute