SubPartners Obtains APX-East Protection Zone Permit

SubPartners Pty Ltd (SubPartners) is pleased to announce that it has received its Sydney Protection Zone permit for APX-East, connecting Sydney to California.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority have granted SubPartners the right to use the Southern Sydney Cable Protection Zone for the landing of APX-East.

In addition the landing will also be utilised by APX-Central through the installation of multiple seaward ducts, the installation of which have already been approved under the Commonwealth Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.

Bevan Slattery, SubPartners’ CEO and co-Founder, said that, ”The Sydney Protection Zone Permit is a critical permit for us. It provides confirmation of our landing point for both APX-East and APX-Central and by having the landing location locked away this early in the projects allows us to push ahead with the terrestrial duct network that we will need to support the cable systems.

By already having the necessary environmental approvals for constructing a landing location with multiple seaward facing ducts not only advances the permitting progress for APX-Central but potentially other future cable systems as well.”

The Sydney Protection Zones are becoming increasingly full and this landing site represents one of the last viable ‘slots’ available. The planned infrastructure will initially support the landings for APX-East and APX-Central but will have the potential to be expanded to include landings for up to two additional cables, providing a clear, strategic opportunity to extract maximum benefit from the existing Protection Zone.

About APX-East
APX-East is a four fibre-pair system using the latest state of the art ultra-long haul design delivering 10Tbps per fibre pair. It will connect Sydney, Australia to California, USA with planned branches to a number of Pacific Islands. The system is approximately 12,700km long and has an initial design capacity of up to 40Tbp/s and can be deployed with seabed sensor technology enabling the early detection of seismic events.  It is expected to be Ready for Service (RFS) Q2 2017.

About APX-Central
APX-Central is a four fibre-pair system utilising complimentary technology to APX-West bringing diversity to trans-Australia connectivity. It will connect Perth to Sydney with planned branches to Adelaide, Melbourne and Hobart. The system is approximately 5,300km long and has an initial design capacity of up to 32Tbp/s. It is expected to be Ready for Service (RFS) Q2 2016.

About SubPartners
SubPartners is a dynamic company committed to delivering significant telecommunications infrastructure projects through an innovative model of trusted relationships and partnerships.
Founded by some of the industry’s most experienced and trusted telecommunications entrepreneurs, SubPartners has the relationships, experience and access to funding necessary to take major telecommunications infrastructure projects from concept to reality.

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