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# 77864 23-Feb-2011 15:41
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"New fiber optics cable from UK to India, with capacity of 3.84 Tbps"

thats crazy !!! how far behind is NZ? really..




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  # 442793 23-Feb-2011 15:47
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b0untypure1: "New fiber optics cable from UK to India, with capacity of 3.84 Tbps"

thats crazy !!! how far behind is NZ? really..


Considering the UK and India have huge amounts of internet usage compared to us our 1.2 Tbps cable isn't doing to bad. 



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  # 442796 23-Feb-2011 15:52
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i see, didnt realize our cable was that quick. if only i was on that speed now :)




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  # 442797 23-Feb-2011 15:54
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b0untypure1: i see, didnt realize our cable was that quick. if only i was on that speed now :)


Well according to Wikipedia the upgrade was due to be completed in the last quarter of 2010 - so i assume it is done by now: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Cross_Cable

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  # 442802 23-Feb-2011 16:10

Yeah but... They would probably have 10 of these already...



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  # 442803 23-Feb-2011 16:10
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cheers jbard !




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  # 442805 23-Feb-2011 16:12
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SteveON: Yeah but... They would probably have 10 of these already...



I very much doubt they would have 10 between UK and India, although yes they will have many going to other countries.  

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  # 442808 23-Feb-2011 16:16
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I have changed the subject... Because "freitasm's status" is really nothing related to undersea data cable...

Here is the full release:


Europe India Gateway Consortium Begins Acceptance of High-Capacity Cable That Will Provide Much Needed Diversity to Growth Regions

Groups Prepare Cable for Activation and Services

HONG KONG – Global communications industry leaders have begun to accept delivery of the first part of the Europe India Gateway (EIG) cable system. The leaders -- the 16 members of the consortium responsible for overseeing the building of the US$700 million high-capacity submarine cable system -- now can begin to activate their individual portions of the system and offer services that will enhance capacity and diversity from Europe to the Middle East, Africa and India.
 
EIG Consortium members are accepting delivery of more than 11,300 kilometers of the total 15,000 km EIG cable system, which was announced in 2008, and 11 of the 13 cable landing sites. The accepted cable system routes are: London to Bude, U.K.; Bude to Portugal to Gibraltar to Monaco to Libya; Monaco to Marseille, France; and Saudi Arabia to Djibouti to Oman to United Arab Emirates to India.
 
The accepted active EIG cable landing sites are: the United Kingdom, Portugal, Gibraltar, Monaco, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Oman, UAE, India and a terminal site in Marseille, France. The only remaining segment to be completed for the EIG is in Egypt where there are two landing sites. 
 
When fully activated with the Egypt link, the EIG will be the first direct high-bandwidth optical fiber system from the United Kingdom to India. The design capacity on the full system is 3.84 terabits per second (Tbps) using dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) technology to provide upgradeable transmission facilities that support present and future Internet, e-commerce, data, video and voice services.
 
In addition to complementing existing high-bandwidth cable systems in the region, the EIG will provide much needed diversity for broadband traffic, which currently relies on traditional routes from Europe to India. This diversity is important due to the threat of earthquakes in the region.
 
The EIG Consortium members are: AT&T, Bharti airtel; BT; Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.; Cable&Wireless Worldwide; Djibouti Telecom; du; Gibtelecom; Libyan Post, Telecom and Information Technology Company; MTN Group; Omantel; PT Comunicações, S.A.; Saudi Telecom Company; Telecom Egypt; Telkom SA Ltd; and Verizon.
 
The suppliers for the EIG cable system are Alcatel-Lucent and Tyco Electronics Subsea Communications (TE SubCom).
   




 
 
 
 




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  # 442809 23-Feb-2011 16:17
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awesome thanks




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  # 442826 23-Feb-2011 16:49
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SteveON: Yeah but... They would probably have 10 of these already...


Yeah but... even if they had 10, that would still be the equivalent or 36 million per line(excusing the fact I've just taken the entire population of NZ, and the entire population of India and divided by 10)

Edited for bad maths the first time..haha




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  # 442887 23-Feb-2011 20:09
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I bet ya it is for 1 million 32kbit voip lines dedicated to quality customer support.




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  # 442891 23-Feb-2011 20:41
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Wait, so if the trans-tasman cable to NZ broke for whatever reason, we'd be without all communications except satellite pretty much? When they build that new cable will they keep this one as a backup?




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tardtasticx: Wait, so if the trans-tasman cable to NZ broke for whatever reason, we'd be without all communications except satellite pretty much? When they build that new cable will they keep this one as a backup?


Nah its part of Southern Cross's redundant loop, with lines going both from Auckland to Sydney and onwards to the US, but also Auckland to Hawaii and onwards to the US

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  # 442913 23-Feb-2011 22:11
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to expand - its a figure 8 loop between NZ, australia, the usa and some pacific island.
When one of the 4 parts breaks, traffic is routed through the other 3 parts so its redundant.

If two of the cables break in either the top or the bottom part of the 8 then some companies could possibly route traffic via another international supplier in australia.




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