TE SubCom lands 42Tb Hawaiki cable in Oregon

11 October 2017 | Jason Mcgee-Abe

Hawaiki Submarine Cable has announced that its Australia-New Zealand-US cable system successfully landed in Pacific City, Oregon, today at 10am local time.

Hawaiki 280 x 420With more than 8,200-km of undersea fibre-optic cable on board, the TE SubCom cable ship Global Sentinel has commenced the laying of Hawaiki cable west from Oregon across the Pacific Ocean.

“Today, in Pacific City, Oregon, Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP, our contractors, partners and the community witnessed the landing of the Hawaiki submarine cable in the United States,” said Randy Neals, president of business development for North America.

“Hawaiki will improve Internet speed and support cloud computing across Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii, bringing more than 42 Terabits of new internet backbone capacity to the South Pacific region in 2018.”

Hawaiki is a 15,000km trans-Pacific cable that will link Australia and New Zealand to the continental United States, as well as Hawaii and American Samoa, with options to expand to additional South Pacific islands.

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