Construction of Massive Pacific Undersea Fiber Optic Cable Project Kicks Off
Jonathan Fuller | Electronics 360
Construction on a massive undersea fiber optic cable system has officially commenced, according to an April 4 press release. The Japan-Guam-Australia Cable System (JGA) will ultimately feature 9,500 km (around 5,900 miles) of undersea cable and a design capacity of over 36 terabits per second.
The JGA project is overseen by a consortium including RTI Connectivity, AARNet Ltd., Google, Alcatel Submarine Networks and NEC Corporation. The project is slated for completion in late 2019.
The project is divided into two north and south cables. The southern segment (JGA South, or JGA-S) between Piti, Guam and Sydney, Australia will be owned and operated by AARNet, Google and RTI. JGA North (JGA-N), which will connect Piti with Minamibōsō, Japan, is a private cable owned by RTI…(Read the full story)