Bluesky Group have signed yesterday a supply contract with ASN for the Moana System
Moana Cable system will span more than 9,700 km, connecting New Zealand to Hawaii and Cook Islands to Samoa, using the latest submarine cable technology and providing much-needed capacity and redundancy in the region to address increased traffic requirements as mobile broadband and the provision of fiber access to homes and businesses take center stage in the region.
With completion scheduled in 2018, the Moana Cable system will have two main segments: the first segment, based on two fiber pairs, will connect New Zealand to Hawaii over 8,000 km, serving Samoa and American Samoa and significantly enhancing route diversity for New Zealand; the second segment, based on one fiber pair, will link the Cook Islands to the Samoa hub over 1,700 km.
The Moana Cable is also designed to accommodate the connection of additional Pacific island nations such as Niue, Tokelau and Tonga, which lie in close proximity to the New Zealand-to-Hawaii trunk, as well as French Polynesia on the East near the Cook Islands.
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