ASN Begins Construction of Southern Cross NEXT Cable

ASN Begins Construction of $350m Southern Cross NEXT Cable By Natalie Bannerman, Capacity September 16, 2019 Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) has announced the construction of the $350 million Southern Cross NEXT cable. Once complete, the 13,700km cable will have landing points in Australia, Samoa. Kiribati, the US, Tokelau, Fiji and New Zealand. A consortium of [...]

Fiber Cable Through Marianas Trench Approved

Final Environmental Assessment and Permit for Cable Through Marianas Trench Marine National Monument U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Press Release September 13, 2019 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has finalized an environmental assessment and issued a permit for a submarine fiber optic telecommunications cable to pass through the Trench Unit of the Marianas Trench [...]

JGA North Cable System Begins Installation

Japan-Guam-Australia North Cable System Begins Installation RTI Connectivity Press Release September 12, 2019 Singapore, – RTI Connectivity Pte. Ltd. (RTI) announced today that installation has begun on the JGA North (Japan-Guam-Australia) Cable System between Minami Boso, Japan and Piti, Guam (JGA North). JGA North is on schedule and is expected to be commercially available in [...]

Coral Sea Submarine Cable Lands in Sydney

Coral Sea Cable Lands in Sydney By Radio New Zealand August 28, 2019 A fibre optic cable linking Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands to Australia is being laid on a Sydney beach this morning. Today's landing of the 4700-kilometre long cable at Tamarama Beach will be / has been overseen in a ceremony attended [...]

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Vodafone Calls for Price Cuts on Tasmanian Cables

Vodafone Calls for Price Cuts on Tasmanian Subsea Cables By Ry Crozier, ITNews August 21, 2019 Vodafone has made a play for lower internet transmission costs to and from Tasmania by asking the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to review premiums currently chargeable on the route. The call for a review was made in a [...]

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Aust-PNG Funded Cable Project Nears Completion

Aust-PNG Funded Cable Project Nears Completion By Patrick Niato Tom, Papua New Guinea Post-Courier August 11, 2019 The 4700 kilometre Coral Sea Cable project is nearing completion and currently the cable is being laid out in the Australian coastal waters between Brisbane and Sydney’s coasts. The joint major fibre optic cable projects which is jointly [...]

2019-08-12T10:15:54-04:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , |

Auscom Wins $1 Mil Deal for Sunshine Coast Cable

Auscom Wins $1 Million Deal for Sunshine Coast Cable Project By Peter Dinham, ITWire August 1, 2019 A Sunshine Coast family-based business, Auscom, has been awarded a $1 million contract to provide a key part of the International Broadband Submarine Cable Network. Under the deal Auscom will deliver the land side fibre network which will [...]

NPF Reveals Investment in Coral Sea Internet Cable

NPF Reveals Investment in Coral Sea Internet Cable By Solomon Star July 24, 2019 THE cost of the Coral Sea submarine cable will be met by both the Australian Government (two-third) and the National Provident Fund (SINPF) (one-third). Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare highlighted this during the recent launch of the commencement of cable laying ceremony [...]

Coral Sea Cable Begins Journey from Port Moresby

Coral Sea Cable Begins Journey from Port Moresby By Solomon Times July 4, 2019 The laying of a 4,700km long high-speed internet cable connecting Australia, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands has begun in Port Moresby. Papua New Guinea Data welcomed the start of work on the Coral Sea Cable in Port Moresby. The company's [...]

Sunshine Coast Cable Delayed Due to Regulatory Issues

Sunshine Coast Submarine Cable Delayed by Months Due to Regulatory Issues By My Sunshine Coast June 15, 2019 You have repeatedly reported about the JGA-S submarine cable to directly connect Australia via Guam to Japan and the Sunshine Coast Council's efforts to land the same in the region for which $35 million of taxpayers' money [...]