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Taiwan, China open cross-strait communications cable

Monday 21 January 2013 | 01:20 CET | News
An undersea fibre cable linking China and Taiwan, called Cross-Strait Fiber-Optic 1, was opened on 18 January, Xinhua reports. This is the first communications cable to directly link the Chinese mainland with Taiwan. The 270-km cable links Fuzhou, the capital of China's Fujian Province, with Tamsui in Taiwan and was jointly constructed by China Unicom, China Mobile, China Telecom and Taiwan-based Far EasTone, Taiwan Mobile, Taiwan International Gateway, and Chunghwa Telecom.

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Categories: Fixed
Companies: China Mobile / China Telecom / China Unicom / Chunghwa Telecom / Far EasTone Telecom / Taiwan Mobile
Countries: China / Taiwan, Province of China
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