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Mitsubishi Electric to Upgrade Transpacific Cable Network


Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (tokyo:6503) announced today that it has signed a contract to upgrade a transpacific submarine cable network by incorporating 40 Gbps dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) and increasing transmission design capacity up to fivefold to 5.2 Tbps. The upgrade to the Asia America Gateway (AAG) Cable Network, which will involve installing submarine line terminal equipment (SLTE) in eight countries, is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2012.