The PPC-1 cable system consists of 2 optical fiber pairs between Cromer, Sydney and Piti, Guam, with a cable length of 6900 Km and branches to Papua New Guinea. The PPC-1 cable system takes advantage of the state-of-the-air technology, has a design capacity of 96 wavelengths (10 Gbps) on each fiber pair, for a total design capacity of 2.56 Tbps. The PPC-1 cable system was supported by a group of Australian ISPs and carriers looking for carrier neutral cable system between Australia and the US to decrease their cost on global traffic. The group of customers paid for the capacity when the PPC-1 cable system was under construction for the financing support on this project.  The PPC-1 cable system was formally completed and ready for service on October 8, 2009.


System Profile

Cable System:

  • PPC-1, Pipe Pacific Cable 1

Cable Length:

  • 6,900 Km
  • 78 repeaters with a span length of approximately 92 km

Design Capacity:

  • 2.56 Tbps, with 128 x 10 Gbps DWDM over each fiber pair
  • 2 fiber pairs over the Sydney-Guam Trunk
  • Additional 2 fiber pairs reserved for Sydney and New Zealand connectivity

Lit Capacity:

  • 140 Gbps on the Sydney-Guam Trunk
  • 10 Gbps on the Papua New Guinea-Guam route
  • 10 Gbps on the Papua New Guinea-Australia route.

Ready for Service Date:

  • October 8, 2009

Investment Type::

  • Private

Initial Investment:

  • US$ 200 million


  • Pipe Networks

Landing Stations:

  • Collaroy Beach, Cromer, Sydney, Australia
  • Madang, Papua New Guinea
  • Piti, Guam


  • Tyco

PPC-1 Cable Map:

PPC-1 Cable Route Map
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