Monday, April 7, 2008

Telstra Readies New Terabit-Capacity Cable Linking Australia-U.S.

Telstra is deploying a new 9,000 km submarine cable between Australia and the United States. The new cable, which will be landed at Tamarama Beach this week, can be scaled up to 1.28 Tbps, making it the largest ever built and owned by an Australian company.

Alcatel-Lucent began laying the cable between Sydney and Hawaii earlier this year. Work will continue to lay the cable across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii, and the cable will be operational by end-2008. From Hawaii the cable will interconnect with the new Asia America Gateway cable and other existing cables providing direct access to the mainland United States.

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