Thursday, January 10, 2008

Alcatel-Lucent Selected for Tahiti-to-Hawaii Cable

The French Polynesian operator Office des Postes & Télécommunications (OPT) selected Alcatel-Lucent to roll out a new, high-speed submarine cable network linking Tahiti in French Polynesia to Hawaii.

The "Honotua" network will deliver an ultimate capacity of 32 x10 Gbps. It will be composed of an international link between Tahiti and Hawaii (4,650 km) and a domestic connection (305 km) linking some of the islands in the French Polynesian archipelago. Completion is scheduled for 2010. The project is valued at EUR 72.2 million.

Honotua is a Tahitian name meaning the link towards the open sea.http://www.alcatel-lucent.com

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