New Subsea Build for Australasia
HONG KONG -- Telstra will be a consortium partner in a project with Telecom New Zealand and Vodafone New Zealand to build a new undersea telecommunications cable linking Auckland and Sydney. Design of the new Tasman Global Access Cable is expected to be finalized in the new few months, and when fully laid in mid/late 2014 will span 2,250 kilometres between Auckland and Sydney. Telstra Global Managing Director Martijn Blanken said the new Trans-Tasman cable would incorporate three fibre pairs providing two-way data transmission with a current design capacity of 30 Terabits per second. Telstra Corp. Ltd.