Competition: Name Telstra's Hawaii cable

Summary:Telstra today launched a competition to name its new 9,000km undersea fibre-optic communications cable running to Hawaii.

Telstra today launched a competition to name its new 9,000km undersea fibre-optic communications cable running to Hawaii.

Telstra's fibre-optic cable
(Credit: Alex Serpo/ZDNet.com.au)

The carrier is offering up a prepaid mobile phone and a $100 wireless broadband kit prize to the most creative and fitting name offered up for the fibre optic cable that now connects Sydney to the United States via Hawaii.

The installation is the longest single span cable out of Australia, and can handle a maximum of 1.28 terabytes per second of capacity from Australia to the US.

According to Telstra, some 65 per cent of traffic Australians source comes from North America. With the cable operational, Telstra says its customers should already have noticed an increase in network performance.

Entry forms for the naming competition are available on Telstra's Now We Are Talking website.

What do you think Telstra's new cable should be named? Alternatively, have you noticed an improvement in Telstra's internet services? Drop us a line or post your comments below this article.

Topics: Telcos, Telstra

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