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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.

11.17.2015 08:00 AM

Dear All,

For the forthcoming migration activity in S3 and S5 this November 21, 2015, there will be a provisioning freeze for the AAG Network terminating or passing through S3 FP2 and S5 FP1 (Upgrade #4) during the period of 17 November 2015 to 22 November 2015. During this period, no provisioning activities such as activation or deactivation shall be processed by the AAG NA and NOC teams specifically for Upgrade#4 Segment-Fiber Pair only. Any other provisioning request in the other segments will still be processed by the NA.

AAG NA will resume its normal provisioning process for Upgrade #4 S3FP2 & S5FP1 by November 23, 2015 (Monday), soon after the said migration activity has been completed and normalized.

Activities relevant to regular/scheduled maintenance and emergency situations shall be on BAU (Business as Usual) mode.

Best regards,


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