Trans-Pacific cable gets green light

Internode successfully tests the PPC-1 system ahead of its launch next month

The PIPE Networks undersea cable system, PIPE Pacific Cable (PPC-1), has successfully undergone tests, through the transmission of IP packets between Australia and the US, ahead of its launch next month.

The cable system, stretching from Sydney to Guam and capable of carrying data at 1.92 terabits per second, will bring further competition to Australia's broadband market.

About 6900km of cable will be laid from Sydney to San Jose in the US, via Guam, and Internode will be the first internet service provider to use the new fibre-optic cable.

Internode managing director, Simon Hackett, said he has full confidence in the cable’s readiness for commercial use, which will bring about more capacity and greater reliability for customers.

“Having one more international link path means the failure of any specific cable system has only a minimal impact on Internode customers - this is going to be our fourth major international cable path leaving Australia,” Hackett said.

Once the PPC-1 link is integrated into Internode’s network, the company expects the link to carry around one third of its total international data traffic.

“We will look to revise Internode plans, including significant increases in quota, to reflect the improved economics of the new link," Hackett said. "It's slated for release around the time PPC-1 goes fully live in October.”

PIPE International says other tests include full capacity testing, commissioning and acceptance testing of the Submarine Line Terminal Equipment and Power Feed Equipment.

The cable is on track for official handover to foundation customers on 8th October, 2009.


Email Computerworld or follow @computerworldau on Twitter.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags internodeppc-1

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Kathryn Edwards

Computerworld
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Stocking Stuffer

SmartLens - Clip on Phone Camera Lens Set of 3

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Cathy Giles

Brother MFC-L8900CDW

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Featured Content

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?