The construction of the Pan Pacific submarine cable system, which connects Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and the west coast of the United States, has been officially launched in Sydney. The contractor, te Subcom's submarine cable laying vessel, will start laying 6500km optical cables in Sydney port.
According to reports, the total length of the Hawaiki transpacific submarine cable system has reached 15000 km, with a total investment of about 350 million US dollars. On the way, a spur line will be built to connect Fiji, Tonga and New Caledonia, the French overseas territory.
According to the plan, the optical cable system was implemented by another laying vessel in Oregon, USA two weeks ago, and the submarine cable laying of the U.S. section will be put into operation in June 2018.