Title : POSTAGE STAMP IN COMMEMORATION OF THE INAUGURATION OF THE KOREA-JAPAN SUBMARINE CABLE SYSTEM
Stamp Serial#
1200 
KPC#
C-872 
MICHEL#
1225 
StanGib#
1459 
Scott#
1231 
Date of Issue
11/28/1980 
Quantity
6,000,000 
Denomination
30 won 
Design
Cross Section of Submarine Cable and Telegraphic Code(Congratulation) 
Designer
Ahn Sung-Kyung 
Image Area
26mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5Ąż5 
Paper
White
Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
November 28, 1980 is the day when the Korea Japan Submarine Cable System is inaugurated.

A submarine cable system is a communications system constructed undersea for electrical transmission of messages. Considerations of a new submarine cable system have been caused by the prospect of international telecommunication drastically increasing in amount after 1980 in our country, where the demand for such telecommunication has already been increasing in the past.

The basic plan of this particular system was made jointly by Korea and Japan in 1977, and thus in May, 1978, the Ministry of Communications, of the Republic of Korea, and Kokusai Denshin Denwa Co., Ltd., of Japan, started joint investigations of the oceanographic and sea-bottom conditions. As a result, the Korea-Japan Cable Construction and Maintenance Agreement was signed on June 19 of that year. The actual construction work was started on April 7 and completed on August 19, this year. Adjustings and testings have been conducted since the completion, and finally this meaningful day of the inauguration of the system has come.

The system, which cost 13.798 billion won and stretches undersea over a total distance of 280km, from Pusan to Hamada, Japan, is opened 2 and a half years after the undertaking of the oceanographic investigations.

With the opening of the system, it has become possible to meet the demand for telecommunications until the early 2000's. The wire system, a new addition to the present wireless method of Scatter System, provides flexibility of operations of telecommunication through dualization of the transmission route.

The Ministry of Communications celebrates the inauguration of the Korea-Japan Submarine Cable System by issuing this stamp.