First Submarine Cable to Link Taiwan and Mainland China
Published on: 18th Jan 2013
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The first undersea fiber optic cable to create a direct link between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan has been completed, China Unicom has announced.
The 270-km cable runs between the capital of China's Fujian province, Fuzhou and the Taiwanese city of Danshuei.
The submarine cable will enhance cross-strait communication and free both sides from relying on international fiber-optic cables, said Chang Xiaobing, 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 last November.