Pre-deployment work on Hawaiki, the 14,000 km transpacific cable system scheduled for completion in mid-2018, is on track. Hawaiki will link Australia and New Zealand to the mainland United States, as well as Hawaii, with options to expand to several South Pacific islands.
Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP and TE SubCom announced that system manufacturing has commenced. Some updates:
- More than 1,000 kilometers of lightweight cable has been manufactured to date for Hawaiki at TE SubCom’s facility in Newington, N.H., USA.
- Manufacturing of Hawaiki repeaters is underway.
- Detailed landing surveys have been completed for sites in Pacific City, Oregon and Kapolei, Hawaii.
- Completion of deep sea survey from Oregon to Hawaii.
- Survey has covered all of U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), with the completion of the branch to American Samoa
- In September 2016, Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP officially submitted for a submarine cable landing license from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
- Demonstrating its commitment to the connectivity of Pacific Islands, Hawaiki has added three additional branching units to enable the future connection of New Caledonia, Fiji and Tonga.