Hawaiian Telcom Trans-Pacific Cable pg1 2017

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FIBER OPTIC CABLE Isle systems to get boost with $250M ocean link Hawaiian Telcom is a co-owner in the 9,000-mile cable running from Indonesia to California T his month web, data and voice traffic will begin flowing through a new $250 million undersea fiber cable connecting Hawaii, the U.S. mainland and Asia. The new cable has the capacity to stream 4 million high-definition movies simultaneously, according to Hawaiian Telcom, co- owner and operator of the system with six other companies. “Trans-Pacific cables have been providing telecommunication services to Hawaii for over 50 years,” said Daniel Masutomi, director of subsea engineering and network optimization at Hawaiian Telcom. “However, the majority of these cables have been retired and the few active remaining cables are close to retirement or have maxed out their capacity.” The 9,000-mile submarine fiber cable system will connect Indonesia, the Philippines, Guam, Hawaii and California to help meet the exponential growth in demand for inter- net service. The seven companies formed the Southeast Asia-United States consortium (SEA-US) to establish the cable. The cable connects to Oahu at Makaha. The Makaha Cable Landing Station was built in February. The cable was pulled to the By Kathryn Mykleseth kmykleseth@staradvertiser.com >> Daniel Masutomi of Hawaiian Telcom examines broadband services to Hawaii. B4 ———

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  1. Honolulu Star-Advertiser,
  2. 08 Aug 2017, Tue,
  3. Page A1

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