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Cable & Wireless is to blow $1.4 billion over the next five years to create a new optical fibre network in Japan.

The network will connect around 80 cities in all 47 prefectures, and will include 65 Points of Presence (POPs) and 75 Points of Interconnect (POIs).

The investment will create one thousand new jobs at Cable & Wireless IDC, the group's Japanese business.

According to C&W, this is the largest single investment by a British company in the Japanese telecoms industry.

Japan is the second largest market in the world for telecoms services and is Cable & Wireless' strategic hub in Asia. ®

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