The $ 350 million cable will be the largest and weakest system ever built between Sydney and Los Angeles
Pioneer Consulting at the Southern Cross NEXT cable landing
A staff member from Pioneer Consulting supervises the landing of the Southern Cross NEXT cable on the beach in Takapuna, New Zealand.
LOS ANGELES, July 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Pacific Carriage Limited Inc (Delaware), operator of Southern Cross Cable Network in the United States (“Southern Cross”), an independent provider of subsea connectivity capacity from the United States to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, in collaboration with Pioneering advice, a full-service fiber-optic submarine telecommunications consultancy and project management firm, has begun the Los Angeles landing of the Southern Cross NEXT (“SX NEXT”) Transpacific Submarine Cable System (“SX NEXT”) in Los Angeles. 15,857.8 km (9,854 miles) which connects to Sydney and Auckland with branches connecting Fiji, Tokelau and Kiribati.
With overall project completion slated for early 2022, the $ 350 million Southern Cross NEXT cable will provide 72 Tbps of capacity and will be the largest and weakest submarine cable system ever built between Sydney and Los Angeles. The new route will add to Southern Cross’s existing network ecosystem, which includes 12 cable stations and eight major data centers in Australia and the United States. The Southern Cross network covers six countries and eight time zones, connected by more than 45,000 km (28,000 miles) of cable – more than the circumference of the Earth.
Southern Cross CEO Laurie Miller said the SX NEXT cable, when completed early next year, will further enhance Southern Cross’s fully diverse network ecosystem and help deliver more solutions for the changes in demand between the United States, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.
“The completion of NEXT will interconnect Oceania to major content centers in the United States and is a significant technical achievement, arguably the longest single-span submarine cable segment ever completed to date,” said Miller said. “This enhancement to the Southern Cross network will allow us to continue to evolve and deliver resilient, high capacity connectivity solutions to key US markets. “
Pioneer Consulting served as onboard representatives on the project, overseeing cable loading, cargo transfer, laying operations, post-lay inspection and burying, and landings ashore. Pioneer Consulting also supports Southern Cross in a full senior consulting capacity, which includes a range of responsibilities such as market analysis, survey oversight, route engineering, turnkey sourcing, and review. contracts, contractor coordination, COVID-19 risk analysis, project management, manufacturing audits and quality assurance.
“We are proud to bring a full range of Pioneer services to this project, to reach this milestone and to have worked with Southern Cross to achieve unprecedented connectivity across the Pacific,” said Gavin Tully, Partner director of Pioneer Consulting. “Several countries along the route will benefit from the fastest and most reliable broadband access ever available to them. Southern Cross NEXT is paving the way for wider use of 5G and IoT, and Pioneer is honored to have played a role in this crucial project. “
About Southern Cross Cable Network
Southern Cross cable network provides fast, direct and secure international bandwidth from Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii to the heart of the Internet in the United States. The Southern Cross cable network includes two existing submarine communication cables with the new Southern Cross NEXT route scheduled for completion in early 2022. Southern Cross provides high speed, low latency and resilient international connections to the west coast of the states United, where there are global internet hubs. located. Southern Cross Cable Network has offices in Bermuda, Sydney, Auckland and Wellington.
If you would like to learn more about Southern Cross’s network solutions, please contact Mosaic Networx (www.mosaicnetworx.com) in the USA or Southern Cross at www.southerncrosscables.com
About Pioneer Consulting
Pioneering advice offers a complete set of services for the submarine fiber optic telecommunications system industry. The company provides its customers with valuable technical and business information on the challenges facing this unique industry. Recognizing the diverse nature of the underwater telecommunications market, Pioneer Consulting has assembled a team of leading experts capable of working beyond traditional boundaries and providing businesses with the strategic intelligence and operational skills to take long-term business decisions and get results. .
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Southern Cross Cables Limited
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