With cable landings in Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and mainland USA complete, final testing
on the Hawaiki Cable System to begin shortly
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND and EATONTOWN, N.J., USA – May 3, 2018 — Hawaiki
Submarine Cable LP and TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer
in undersea communications technology, today announced that the final splice of the Hawaiki
Submarine Cable has been made and the system is on schedule to be in service in June 2018.
With the final splice and all cable station installations complete, the Hawaiki Cable System has
end-to-end connectivity and is entering final system testing. The more than 15,000km cable
connects Sydney – Australia, Mangawhai Heads – New Zealand, Tafuna – American Samoa,
Kapolei – Hawaii, USA, and Pacific City – Oregon, USA, including stubbed branching units to
facilitate future connections to New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga.
“Hawaiki will bring greater connectivity, diversity and security of supply to the market,” said Remi
Galasso, CEO of Hawaiki. “Because of its scope and impact for communities across the Pacific
region, the Hawaiki Cable System is a critical and multi-faceted endeavor. We are pleased with
the progress to date and are looking forward to the project’s completion in June and the muchneeded
capacity it will bring to the region.”
“The TE SubCom and Hawaiki teams have worked well together to complete the Hawaiki Cable
System,” said Sanjay Chowbey, President, TE SubCom. “We look forward to this system being
completed on time next month.”
Hawaiki Cable Facts
- Hawaiki will link Australia and New Zealand to the mainland United States, as well as
Hawaii and American Samoa, with additional potential future landings in New Caledonia,
Fiji and Tonga.
- The Hawaiki Cable System comprises over 15,000 km of high-capacity cable, and the use
of TE SubCom’s optical add/drop multiplexing (OADM) nodes allows for additional
landings in the Pacific region to be added as needed.
- Hawaiki will provide 43 Tb of new capacity in the Pacific region, significantly dropping the
cost of connectivity in this area.
- As the first and only carrier-neutral cable system between Australia, New Zealand and the
USA, Hawaiki is in a unique position to meet new market requirements and deliver tailored
capacity solution at the most competitive price.
Hawaiki Cable System Map
About Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP
Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP, headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand, is the owner and
developer of the Hawaiki submarine cable system (Hawaiki). Hawaiki is a carrier-neutral
submarine cable linking Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and Oregon, on the U.S. west coast. For
more information, visit www.hawaikicable.co.nz.
About TE SubCom
TE SubCom (SubCom), a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, is an industry pioneer in undersea
communications technology and marine services, and a leading global supplier for today’s
undersea communications requirements. As a vertically integrated supplier, SubCom designs,
manufactures, deploys, and maintains the industry’s most reliable fiber optic cable systems. Its
solutions include long-haul and regional systems, repeaterless networks, capacity upgrades,
offshore oil and gas, and scientific research applications. SubCom brings end-to-end network
knowledge and global experience to support on-time delivery and the needs of customers
worldwide. To date, the company has deployed enough subsea communication cable to circle the
Earth 15 times at the equator. For more information, visit www.SubCom.com.
About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity Ltd. is a $13 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer,
sustainable, productive, and connected future. For more than 75 years, our connectivity and
sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in
transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the
home. With 78,000 employees, including more than 7,000 engineers, working alongside
customers in nearly 150 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS.
For TE SubCom