Pipe fires up Sydney-Guam cable

On Sunday, Pipe Networks claimed "first light" on its Sydney to Guam cable, but despite the milestone it is still some months away from being launched.

In brief On Sunday, Pipe Networks claimed "first light" on its Sydney to Guam PPC-1 cable, but it is still some months away from being launched.

The Sydney to Guam PPC-1 submarine cable will now move into the testing phase, Pipe Networks' chief executive, Bevan Slattery said today in a statement. "We now have staff in Sydney, Guam, Papua New Guinea, Tokyo and San Jose establishing PoPs (points of presence) and preparing for the testing of the greater network," he said.

Slattery has called 8 October as the launch date for the PPC-1 cable, which will compete for international transmission with Southern Cross Cable Networks and others. Southern Cross earlier this month announced a further 15 per cent reduction for its prices on international transmission.

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