The Hawaiki cable is nearly complete, according to the company and TE Subcom. Each of the cable landings is complete, the final splice has been made, and final testing will begin shortly. That puts them on track to officially bring the cable online next month.
The 15,000km Hawaiki cable Cable System will connect Oregon with Australia and New Zealand, making stops in American Samoa and Hawaii along the way. There are also stubbed branch units for New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga for the future.
The system's theoretical capacity is 43Tbps, which will add significantly to that which is available on the direct route down under. It has taken many years and iterations by those involved to make it happen.
This article was authored by Rob Powell and was originally posted on Telecomramblings.com
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