New Zealand cable operator Hawaiki Submarine Cable has announced that it would deploy Ciena's WaveLogic 5 Extreme technology that would provide an upgrade to meet the needs of customers who are facing a demand for more capacity and speed due to the ongoing pandemic.
Singapore-headquartered undersea cable owner RTI Connectivity has selected data centre operator Equinix to extend its connectivity solutions in Sydney and Tokyo.
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.
Basslink, the company that manages the undersea data and power cable that links Tasmania to the Australian mainland, has referred the dispute between it and Hydro Tasmania to arbitration, after dispute resolution procedures failed to resolve the issue.
Infrastructure manager Palisade Investment Partners has taken a significant ownership interest in the Hawaiki Submarine Cable Limited Partnership, with the signing of a binding agreement to become equity partners on Thursday.
Australia and the Solomon Islands will sign a deal on Wednesday for the first stage of construction of an undersea cable system linking the Solomons and Papua New Guinea to Sydney. It will cost Australian taxpayers in excess of $100 million in toto.
The Basslink power interconnector, which was damaged in March, has been repaired and is back in service as of 5 June, the operator, Basslink, says.
The dispute between the Tasmanian Government and Basslink, the company that manages the undersea data and power cable that links Tasmania to the Australian mainland, will go to arbitration, following a notification from the government to the company.
Australia has confirmed that Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei will have no role in an undersea cable system linking the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea to Sydney, with an announcement that Canberra will provide the majority of funds for the project.
Basslink, the operator of the Basslink Interconnector, the undersea data and telecommunications cable that connects Tasmania to the Australian mainland, says the power interconnector will be back and working by 31 May, six weeks later than originally notified.
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).
The Basslink Interconnector, the undersea data and telecommunications cable that connects Tasmania to the Australian mainland, has been hit by an outage after routine maintenance was begun on 24 March.
Hawaiki Cable and TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity company, have announced that more than half of the 15,000km of undersea fibre-optic cable that comprises the Hawaiki trans-Pacific cable system has been implemented.
The Vocus Group has entered into a deal with Australia to undertake a scoping study on design, construction and procurement of an undersea cable system between the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Australia, displacing Huawei which was the original company signed to undertake the job.
American telecommunications giant AT&T has reportedly backed out of a deal to offer Huawei smartphones on its plans.
Vocus Telecommunications has confirmed that its Australia Singapore Cable will be completed ahead of schedule.
Australian dark fibre connectivity and digital services provider Superloop has announced that the TKO Express, the only domestic submarine cable connecting Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate and Chai Wan in Hong Kong, is now live.
Queensland's Sunshine Coast Council has called for tenders to undertake a feasibility study on delivery of an international broadband submarine cable which would link the region directly to global communications systems in Asia, the Pacific and the United States.
Telecoms cable manufacturer Prysmian Group has claimed a world record after Australian fibre infrastructure provider Superloop deployed what is purported to be the densest and highest fibre count underwater optical cable ever made.
Surveying of the seafloor between the Sydney beachside suburb of Clovelly to Los Angeles is about to get underway in preparation for laying of the US$350 million Southern Cross NEXT undersea cable.
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