Australia’s Academic and Research Network AARNet has launched high-bandwidth services delivering one Terabit per second on the AARNet spectrum of the new Japan-Guam-Australia South subsea cable system (JGA South) connecting Sydney, Australia and Piti, Guam.
New Zealand cable operator Hawaiki Submarine Cable has signed a deal with Honolulu-based Hawaiian Telcom which, it says, would give it "significant" capacity on the Southeast Asia-United States (SEA-US) trans-Pacific fibre cable system from Guam to Los Angeles.
Undersea cable owner RTI Connectivity and ICT services giant NEC have announced the successful completion of the Japan-Guam-Australia North Cable System, JGA North - with approximately 2,700 kilometres of cable which lands in Minami-Boso, Japan and Piti, Guam, and extends the cable's reach to both Sydney's Central Business District and Australia's Sunshine Coast.
H2 Cable and SubCom have signed a contract for the supply and installation of the H2 submarine cable system that will be the first to connect Australia and Hong Kong, with direct access to China.
Construction is now underway on the $6.6 million cable landing station, the major land-based facility for the $35 million Sunshine Coast International Broadband Submarine Cable network.
Construction of the Japan-Guam-Australia Cable System has officially commenced, with the 9500-kilometre fibre optic undersea cable designed to deliver a capacity of more than 36 terabits per second (Tbps).
Google plans to build three new undersea cables to speed up its connections with new regions as it looks to better its cloud computing business and compete with rivals Amazon and Microsoft.
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