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# 39185 10-Aug-2009 18:38
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I just saw something on 3news regarding this, a company which has backing from the french government running 2 cables from auckland to noumea and one to Australia with a link in there to Hawaii. They just need a major Telco/ISP to be a long term customer first (I did hear TelstraClear mentioned)

So if Pipe goes ahead then NZ could have 3 links overseas within a few years :)

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  # 244925 10-Aug-2009 19:36
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Interesting. Here's the article in text form: http://www.3news.co.nz/Underwater-broadband-cable-to-link-NZ-with-rest-of-the-world/tabid/421/articleID/116035/cat/53/Default.aspx

Unfortunately it won't be in direct competition with SCC, because it will be going from Auckland to New Caledonia to French Polynesia to Hawaii. That's not a very straight line:

 
(a quick mock-up I just made. No doubt wrong, but basically what it appears it will be)



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  # 244930 10-Aug-2009 19:40
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Yeah that was my first thought, it will need the Southern Cross cable to complete the last leg to the USA unless there is another cable it can connect with

 
 
 
 


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  # 244950 10-Aug-2009 20:48
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Would they have to use SCC for the last leg, there must be more cables in Hawaii than the SCC's

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  # 244962 10-Aug-2009 21:13
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There are 3 other cables between Hawaii and NA proper. This map is pretty cool
http://www.tatacommunications.com/map/intranet-map-application-v1.0.swf?map_link=map-data/swf/gfp-map-v6.3-v1.swf&preview_map_link=map-data/swf/map-preview.swf&legend_link=map-data/swf/gfp-legend-v1.1.swf&layersLink_str=map-data/xml/gfp_map_layers_v1.0.xml&allowFullScreen=true&useMiniSkin=true

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