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.


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