First undersea fiber-optic cable links mainland, TaiwanSouce:Xinhua Publish By Daisey Stodola Updated 19/01/2013 6:03 am in Technology / no comments
FUZHOU, Jan. 18 — The first undersea fiber-optic cable linking the Chinese mainland and Taiwan has been laid, China Unicom announced on Friday.
The cable will connect Fuzhou, capital of east China’s Fujian province, and the city of Danshuei in Taiwan.
The 270-km cable will enhance cross-strait communication and free both sides from relying on international fiber-optic cables, said Chang Xiaobing, board chairman of China Unicom.
The project was initiated by Chinese mainland telecoms companies China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom, as well as the Taiwan-based ChungHwa Telecom, FarEasTone, Taiwan Mobile and Taiwan International Gateway Corporation.
Cable-laying work began on Nov. 6 last year.