Hawaiki About To Roll Out 14,000km Undersea Cable
Manufacturing of the proposed 14,000km Hawaiki submarine cable – which will link Australia and New Zealand to Hawaii, American Samoa and west coast USA – is almost complete, according to Hawaiki CEO Remi Galasso.
Laying of the first 7000km is expected to begin in June, Galasso said. He added: “Once live, this cable system will help eliminate the distance between all Pacific communities and provide an economic boost to a region consistently starved for broadband access.”
In Sydney, construction of the land duct route is said to be progressing, with more than half of the conduits already installed, while in the USA horizontal drilling for the cable landing in Oregon has commenced and is scheduled for completion “in coming weeks”.