Pipe Internation, which is owned by TPG, plans to increase the bandwidth on its subsea cable between Sydney and Guam.

The upgrade will take the 200Gbps capacity of the two-fibre pair Pipe Pacific Cable to 3Tbps, well in excess of its original design capacity of 2.56 Tbps, delivered over 128 dense wavelength division multiplexed channels with 10 Gbps over each pair of fibre.

With further changes to the modulation scheme used for the optical transmission, Engineering manager Lee Harper said PPC-1 will reach 4-5 Tbps.

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