More Bandwidth For Australia

After years of reliance on the Southern Cross Cable, and Telstra, Australia is about to receive a third major backhaul data connection to the rest of the world, with the official announcement of PPC-1.

Though PPC-1 has been common knowledge in the communications world for some time, the official launch provides a tangible time frame for the completion and provisioning of the service.

Pipe Networks is responsible for the new undersea cable to Guam, a US territory with direct links to both the US west coast, and Asia. They have already signalled the start of a pricing war, with new customers Primus, Internode, iiNet, Telikom PNG and VSNL, commenting that the pricing is around “50% of the existing carriers”.