What is the Southern Cross Cable?

What is the Southern Cross Cable?

The Southern Cross Cable is a trans- Pacific network of telecommunications cables commissioned in 2000. The network is operated by the Bermuda -registered company Southern Cross Cables Limited . The network has 28,900 km of submarine and 1,600 km of terrestrial fiber optic cables, all which operate in a triple-ring configuration.

What is Southern Cross next?

Southern Cross NEXT is a private fiber-optic submarine cable network connecting Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa, Tokelau, Kiribati, and the United States.

What happened to the Southern Cross Cable in 2008?

In March 2008, the then head of Telecom Wholesale, Matt Crockett, mentioned to the National Business Review that there had been a recent undersea earthquake that impacted a shunt on the Southern Cross Cable. However, due to the Cable’s redundancy and spare capacity, users experienced no change in access or speed.

How often does the Southern Cross upgrade its cables?

About every two or three years, the Southern Cross Company makes an effort to upgrade the cables in some way or another. In June 2014 a further 900Gbps was added. The system currently runs at circa 10Tbs employing a mix of 100Gbs, 200Gbs and 250Gbs wavelengths.

Does Telstra own Southern Cross Cable?

Southern Cross Cable Limited was owned by Spark NZ (50%), Singtel-Optus (40%) and Verizon Business (10%). In December 2018, Telstra acquired a 25% stake in SCCN and substantial capacity on both the existing network and the new Southern Cross NEXT subsea cable.

What is the capacity of Southern Cross Internet?

On July 30, 2013, Southern Cross announced the completion of upgrade with Ciena’s 100G technology, increasing its lit capacity to 2.6Tbps and system capacity to 12Tbps. The latest upgrades (Phase J) will increase total lit network capacity to approximately 12.8Tbps over the next few years.