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Construction started on Hawaiki trans-Pacific submarine cable

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Hawaiki Submarine Cable and TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity company, said the contract for the Hawaiki submarine cable system has come into force and the construction phase has commenced.

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The Hawaiki submarine cable system is a new trans-Pacific cable, which will link Australia and New Zealand to mainland United States, as well as Hawaii, with options to expand to several South Pacific islands.

Permitting and initial route planning began in June 2015 and the system will be completed by mid-2018.

The 14,000 km cable system will deliver more than 30 Tbps of capacity via TE SubCom’s C100U+ Submarine Line Terminating Equipment (SLTE) and will allow for optional connectivity to islands along the route utilizing TE SubCom’s industry leading optical add/drop multiplexing (OADM) nodes.

Sir Eion Edgar and Remi Galasso, the co-developers of the project, have entered into a longterm partnership and joined forces with entrepreneur Malcolm Dick, to fund and operate the multi-million dollar cable system. Hawaiki will be a privately-owned and carrier-neutral cable for the Pacific region.

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