Pacific Fibre employs TE Subcom to build its trans-Pacific submarine cable system

Pacific Fibre has put another piece of its submarine cable system linking Australia, New Zealand and the United States by naming TE SubCom as one of its key suppliers.

Under the terms of the agreement, TE SubCom will provide Pacific Fibre with necessary undersea optical systems and construction services. In May, Pacific Fibre issued an Invitation to Tender to qualified submarine cable network suppliers.

Set to be completed in 2014, the Pacific Fibre submarine cable system will stretch 12,750 km to connect Australia and New Zealand via a trans-Tasman cable, while connecting New Zealand to the United States via a trans-Pacific cable.

The goal of the new system is all about addressing the need for international bandwidth in Australia and New Zealand, which has been rising 55 percent per year.

For more:
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