Facebook, Google, PLDC and TE SubCom to build highest-capacity cableStaff Writer | October 13, 2016
TE SubCom, Facebook, Google, and PLDC (Pacific Light Data Communication) will co-build the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN).
Communications A 12,800 km trans-Pacific submarine cable
Scheduled for commercial launch in summer of 2018, PLCN will include TE SubCom's C+L technology, a major step forward in available cable transmission capacity that effectively doubles the available bandwidth and capacity per fiber pair over a traditional C-band-only designed system.
Once completed, PLCN will be the highest-capacity transpacific route. ■