DXN Limited Signs Southern Cross Cable Limited

DXN Limited announced the execution of a contract of approx. AU$2.4m with Southern Cross Cable to supply modular cable landing stations.Southern Cross Cable Ltd Press Release
November 6, 2019

Pre-fabricated modular data centre specialist, DXN Limited (ASX:DXN), is pleased to announce the execution of a contract of approx. AU$2.4m with Southern Cross Cable Ltd (SCCL) to supply state-of-the-art modular cable landing stations in the Pacific.

Matthew Madden, CEO, DXN Limited said that the contract was for three deployments in the Pacific, located in Fiji (Savu Savu), Kiribati and Tokelau. “We are very excited to be a part of this critical project for the Pacific region, providing SCCL with key elements for the cable landing stations for Southern Cross NEXT.  We are confident that our products will provide a robust and reliable solution to the people in the Pacific Islands for the 25-year plus life of the cable. I am very pleased that our pre-fabricated modular solutions measure up to the stringent design and engineering requirements required by SCCL.”

Southern Cross NEXT will provide data connectivity between Sydney, Auckland, and Los Angeles and is scheduled for completion by January 2022. The new route will also provide critical international cable connectivity to the Pacific Islands of Fiji, Tokelau and Kiribati.

The new Southern Cross NEXT cable system will expand the existing Southern Cross eco-system and allow Southern Cross NEXT customers to leverage Southern Cross’ extensive point-of-presence network and access infrastructure already in place. It will also allow Southern Cross NEXT customers to flexibly assign new and existing capacity across the three routes across the Pacific, connecting Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the United States, maximising diversity and resiliency.

Laurie Miller, CEO Southern Cross Cables said: “In looking for a solution for the Pacific Islands, we wanted the highest quality engineering to match our ambitions for the new cable.  DXN Limited showed they can deliver all of that quickly, even in a challenging location like the Pacific. With a team located in the region, and an ability to offer a full turnkey solution compliant to Australian standards, the DXL offer was extremely compelling. We look forward to working closely with DXN on delivering such an important infrastructure project for the Oceania region”

Construction of the landing stations will commence mid-November, with deployment to be completed in 2020. Engineered to exacting standards, the facilities are designed to work flawlessly, even during the most demanding climatic conditions.  They will include integrated standby power from batteries and a diesel generator, which provides protection from power glitches, and a full suite of security capabilities to protect operations from unwanted attention.