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About the Asia-America Gateway (AAG) Cable System

On 27 April 2007, an agreement was signed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by major telecommunications-industry leaders spearheaded by 19 parties including AT&T Inc., Bayan, Bharti, BT Global Network Services, CAT Telecom, ETPI, FPT Telecom, the Government of Brunei Darussalam, PT Indosat, PLDT, Saigon Postel Corporation, StarHub, Telcotech, TELKOM Indonesia, Telstra, Telekom Malaysia, TNZL, Viettel, and VNPT to build the Asia-America Gateway (AAG) Cable System.

The AAG is a 20,000-km, high-bandwidth fiber optic submarine cable system that will connect Southeast Asia to the United States. It will provide connectivity between Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Hong Kong SAR, Philippines, Guam, Hawaii and the US West Coast and seamless interconnection with other major cable systems connecting Europe, Australia, other parts of Asia and Africa and will utilize the field-proven Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology to provide upgradeable, future-proof transmission facilities for telecommunications traffic.

The birth of the AAG will revolutionize high bandwidth delivery between Asia and the USA. Designed for broadband traffic, it will provide much-needed diversity in traditional routes to the US and ensure alternate routes, expanded capacity and high levels of service during potential disasters. The AAG Cable System is expected to carry commercial traffic by second quarter of 2009.

03.22.2015 05:29 AM

Dear All,

Please be informed that for the Lenten holiday season in the Philippines, we will be offline on Maundy Thursday (April 2, 2015) and Good Friday (April 3, 2015).

During this period, no provisioning activities such as activation or deactivation shall be processed by the AAG NA and NOC teams. However, activities relevant to regular/scheduled maintenance and emergency situations shall be on BAU (Business as Usual) mode.

For any concerns regarding maintenance or emergency requirements, please contact MNOC or BNOC at their designated contact addresses.

The AAG NA Website will resume its normal operation on Monday, April 6, 2015.

Thank you very much.


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