Construction started on Hawaiki trans-Pacific submarine cableStaff writer ▼ | April 2, 2016
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.
Communications A new cable to be completed by mid-2018
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. ■