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ASN to deploy submarine cable

OPT-NC has selected Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) proposal to build and deploy its second submarine cable in New Caledonia.

ASN will partner with Orange Marine and Axians for the project that will create a new system to complement the existing Gondwana cable between Noumea and Sydney.

The new cable will be designed to avoid any service interruption or internet disruption by securing all New Caledonia’s communications and enabling the Loyalty Islands and Isle of Pines to have access to high speed broadband.

Orange Marine will be responsible for the deep-sea survey and submarine cable installation, while Axians will be in charge of environmental studies, shore-end to the eight landing stations and the civil works for all stations along with land cable pulling.

ASN has deployed almost all submarine systems within the region and will build on this extensive experience in the South Pacific.

The company and its two project partners anticipate the project will be in service by early 2022.

For more information visit the ASN website.

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