Oman Australia Cable from Australia to EMEA Announced

New Subsea Cable to Provide New Express Route Between Australia and EMEA and Complete New “Great Southern Route” SUB.CO Press Release October 24, 2019 Brisbane, Australia – SUB.CO today announced it has selected Subcom (formerly known at TE Subcom) to build a new international subsea cable system that will directly connect Muscat, Oman to Perth, [...]

2019-10-24T10:17:56-05:00October 24th, 2019|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Fourth Subsea Data Cable for Tasmania Edges Closer

Fourth Subsea Data Cable for Tasmania Edges Closer By Ry Crozier, itnews.com October 16, 2019 Feasibility explored for fourth connection to mainland. The business case for a fourth subsea telecommunications cable connecting Tasmania to the mainland is firming after an investigation found it “likely to deliver significantly increased capacity” to the island state. The construction [...]

2019-10-17T10:32:46-05:00October 17th, 2019|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , |

Paperwork for Southern Cross Next Cable Build Signed Off

Paperwork for Southern Cross Next Cable Build Signed Off By Chris Duckett, ZDNet October 1, 2019 Southern Cross has gained the regulatory approvals needed to move into the construction phase for its Next cable between Australia and the United States. The 13,483 kilometre cable is set to cost $300 million and is designed to carry [...]

Coral Sea Cable System Final Splice Completed

Final Splice of Coral Sea Cable System Completed By Sam Varghese, ITWire September 30, 2019 The Vocus Group has completed the final splice of the 4700km Coral Sea Cable System which provides a fibre optic link between Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. A statement from the company said the final splice was [...]

Cable Landing Station Completed in Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast International Submarine Cable Landing Station Build Completed By Peter Dinham, ITWire September 26, 2019 Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is set to get its first direct international data and telecommunications connection to global markets following the completion of a cable landing station at Maroochydore as part of the region’s international broadband network. The cable landing [...]

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 [...]

2019-08-28T09:59:05-05:00August 28th, 2019|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 [...]

2019-08-23T10:46:03-05:00August 23rd, 2019|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |