12 July 2022
NTT reveals plans for new Trans-Pacific Submarine Cable
New company formed to build and operate the largest submarine internet cable system between Japan, US
TOKYO, LONDON - 12 July 2022 - NTT Ltd. Japan Corporation, Mitsui & Co., Ltd., PC Landing Corp, and JA Mitsui Leasing, Ltd. today announced the launch of a new company, Seren Juno Network Co., Ltd. (“Seren”) which has been founded to construct and operate “JUNO”, the new and largest trans-Pacific submarine cable system (providing the maximum capacity of 350Tbps) that will run between Japan and the US.
According to leading telecommunications industry analyst firm, TeleGeography, global internet bandwidth has risen by 29 percent in 2021. This growth trajectory is expected to continue upward driven by the deployment of 5G, IoT and edge compute technologies. And with existing Japan-US cables nearing capacity, JUNO is very much needed to meet the increasing demand for global internet bandwidth.
“With the rapid growth of the global digital economy and an increasing demand for cloud solutions and lower latency, the undersea internet cable sector is quickly becoming more critical to global internet infrastructure,” said Takanobu Maeda, President and Chief Executive Officer, NTT Ltd. Japan Corporation. “This new subsea cable is the latest joint effort NTT has led in a long and proud history of providing reliable global internet infrastructure.”
Japan in particular, located midway between the US and key Asian markets, has played the important role of “Data Hub” in the Asia-Pacific region. As such, JUNO is expected to be an ideal addition to the undersea cable network and key to supporting the global internet backbone, and further growth in Asia-Pacific countries and worldwide.
JUNO, the new trans-Pacific submarine cable system, offers several unique benefits to customers:
- It will introduce leading-edge SDM (Space Division Multiplexing) technology, enabling the provision of 20 optical fiber pairs (40 cores) per cable, (conventional technology currently provides a maximum of 16 fiber pairs or 32 cores).
- It provides the maximum capacity of 350Tbps, the largest among any existing cable system between Japan and the US.
- It offers high resiliency by connecting to two separate landing stations in between Japan and the US, providing additional security and resilience against any potential disturbances due to rough weather conditions, particularly along the coastal areas of Japan.
- It provides flexibility, as JUNO can alter the amount of bandwidth to each branch route according to demand and in response to customers’ evolving requirements.
Seren will provide fast and reliable network services to global major global technology companies, OTTs, telecommunication carriers, etc. enabling them to strengthen the telecommunications environment in the US and Asia, through reliable and secure sales, operations and management support.
NTT has been at the center of global internet infrastructure development and operations for
many years with an instrumental role in several subsea cable projects, including JUPITER,
Approximate 350Tbps (Preliminary design)
|Planned Landing site||Japan (Chiba prefecture, Mie prefecture), US (CA)|
|Planned Ready for Service||End of 2024|
JUNO Cable route
Seren Juno Network Co., Ltd.
|Head Office||2-3-1, Otemachi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Japan|
|Representative||Yoshio Sato, CEO|
|Major Business Areas||Design, Construction, Sales and Operations of the trans-Pacific submarine cable system, “JUNO”.|
NTT Ltd Japan Corporation
|Head Office||2-3-1, Otemachi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Japan|
|Representative||Takanobu Maeda, President and Chief Executive Officer|
|Major Business Areas||Global ICT Services and Solutions. NTT has been at the center of global internet infrastructure development and operations for many years with an instrumental role in several subsea cable projects, including JUPITER, MIST, ASE, APG, PC-1, APRICOT and now JUNO. The new company, Seren Juno Network Co., Ltd., will begin work on JUNO in July, 2022. JUNO is expected to begin operating at the end of 2024.|
PC Landing Corp.
|319 Diablo Road, Suite 213, Danville, CA 94526 USA|
|Representative||Takahiro Sumimoto, Chief Executive Officer|
|Major Business Areas||Sales, operation of trans-Pacific cable “PC-1” and its landing stations located in Japan, United States|
Mitsui & Co., Ltd
|Head Office||2-1, Otemachi 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8631, Japan|
|Representative||Kenichi Hori, President and Chief Executive Officer|
|Major Business Areas||Utilizing our global operating locations, network and information resources, we are multilaterally pursuing business that ranges from product sales, worldwide logistics and financing, through to the development of major international infrastructure and other projects in the following fields: Mineral & Metal Resources, Energy, Infrastructure Projects, Mobility, Chemicals, Iron & Steel Products, Food, Food & Retail Management, Wellness, IT & Communication Business, Corporate Development Business.|
JA Mitsui Leasing, Ltd.
|Head Office||Ginza Mitsui Building, 8-13-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan|
|Representative||Keito Shimbu, President and Chief Executive Officer|
|Major Business Areas||As a general leasing company combining the core business foundation of the JA Group and Mitsui Group, with a production, distribution, and sales network, a financial network, and a global business network for agriculture, forestry and fisheries, we are providing solutions that focus on products, business, and finance, leveraging our expertise based on our extensive knowledge and experience in a range of industries and products. We have a track record of investment and financing to information and communication infrastructures, such as cell towers, optical communication network, cloud datacenters etc.|
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NTT Ltd. Japan Corporation