• Bloomberg


AT&T Inc., the biggest U.S. phone company, and Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp. have joined a group of telecommunications companies to build an undersea cable linking the United States and Asia, AT&T said Tuesday.

The group will build a cable network, named the Trans-Pacific Express, to link China and the U.S. by August and Japan and China in March 2009, AT&T said in a statement.

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