Connect Holdings Limited (Connect) has announced the operational merger of Asia Netcom's EAC system and the C2C network, with Asia Netcom taking full operational control of both entities. The integration of these two networks into a single system - with dual landings and 33 PoPs (Points-of-Presence) in key markets strengthens its regional position. The combined EAC and C2C network platform has a US$4 billion replacement value with a retail value of US$10.3 billion in today's market. The combined infrastructure enables Asia Netcom to strengthen its PoPs and Cable Landing Station resilience through full interconnection between the two systems. At this time, interconnections to the combined network have been established in Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. Together, the two networks span more than 36,800 km across key markets in Asia Pacific including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and the Philippines and has a total design capacity of 10.24Tbps.
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