Hong Kong Ranked The 3rd At Broadband Quality Study

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A study shows that broadband quality of Hong Kong was the third in the world, just followed with Japan, Korea, which also located at Asian pacific.


The study aims to highlight each nation’s ability to cope with next-generation web applications such as high-quality video streaming. It was carried out by a team of MBA students from the Said Business School at the University of Oxford and the University of Oviedo’s Department of Applied Economics.

The study used nearly eight million records from broadband speed tests conducted by users around the world during May, 2008, through www.speedtest.net.


The deployment of FTTx service since 2004 in Hong Kong boosted up the high-speed broadband service in this Asia city. By now, over 99% of Hong Kong household was able to connect internet with broadband service.

PCCW was the largest telecom operator in this city, which dominant internet market with around 60% market share, providing internet service up to 1000Mbps. HKBN, the second market holder with around 20% of market share, was also providing FTTH service at same maximum speed with their own fiber network.

Global Broadband Quality Study Shows Progress, Highlights Broadband Quality Gap , Saïd Business School, Sep 2009

Japan tops world broadband study, BBC News, Sep 2009


ZTT passed UJ authentication firstly in China

ZTT Cable passed UJ certificate awarded by UJC (Universal Joint Union) and it indicated china’s enterprise has entered international deep sea cable market.  A complete Trans-Pacific submarine cable transmission system is very complex and how to run and maintain it effective is a worldwide problem. UJC (Universal Joint Union) is an international authority in submarine cable field. Companies such as Alcatel-lucent, GMSL, KSC and Tyco are its members. 

In 2007, ZTT Cable researched and designed deep sea cable can be used for 5000m water depth, and then trial produced type deep sea cable can be used for 8000m water depth. ZTT Cable passed 18 technical tests and all test process and means are scientific, reasonable, and credible. After two years of hard efforts, ZTT Cable obtained UJ certificate which is the passport enter international submarine cable market finally. This is first step of ZTT Cable deep sea cable access to international market and ZTT Cable will constantly seek greater development.

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Submarine Fiber Optic Cables Damaged in Asia Disaster

Typhoon Morakat damages undersea cables, disrupting Internet and telephone services in Asia

Source: Associated Press

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Seabed movements believed caused by Typhoon Morakat damaged seven undersea cables linking Asian nations, disrupting Internet and telephone services, a Taiwanese telephone company said Friday.

Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom, which jointly operates four cables in the Bashi Channel between Taiwan and the Philippines, said service has been slow since the typhoon pummeled Taiwan last weekend. Voice calls and Internet data traffic will be fully restored later Friday, it said.

Meanwhile, two of the Philippines’ largest telecommunications providers said their international call and broadband services have suffered partial disruptions since Wednesday because of damaged undersea cables connecting China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines.

Chen Hui-yen, an official at Chunghwa, said the disruption to communications had been contained as Internet traffic and voice calls were rerouted to other cable networks.

Most international Internet data and telephone calls are transmitted as pulses of light via undersea fiber-optic cables that crisscross the globe. Many cables have “redundancy” — a technical term that means having a backup cable that takes over if the main cable is damaged or completely fails.

An earthquake off the coast of southern Taiwan in December 2006 damaged seven undersea cables and disrupted services for several days but this time there were no reports of seismic activity.

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. and Globe Telecom Inc. said they rerouted Internet traffic and some international business circuits to two other cable networks. PLDT said it expects to “normalize services to its business customers” by Friday.

Singapore Telecommunications Ltd., Southeast Asia’s largest telephone company, said it had restored 95 percent of its Internet capacity by using other cable systems.

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