Pipe completes subsea cable splice

 

First light transmitted across system.

Pipe International has completed the final splice on its PPC-1 subsea cable between Sydney and Guam, transmitting the first light across the system.

According to a blog post, work was completed early Saturday morning followed by "various optical and powering tests and assessments".

"[It] means that for the first time, Sydney, Guam and Madang [Papua New Guinea] are connected by a continuous piece of fibre-optic glass," the company said.

The splice marked the completion of the marine program of work.

The cable was expected to launch to commercial traffic on October 8th.


Pipe completes subsea cable splice
 
 
 
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