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Fiji makes major capacity commitment to Southern Cross NEXT

Suva/Bermuda: Southern Cross Cables today announced a major capacity commitment made by FINTEL (www.fintel.com.fj), Fiji’s International Gateway provider and wholesale telecommunications company, to the Southern Cross NEXT subsea cable which will provide the lowest latency and fastest connectivity from Fiji to Australia and the United States of America. The new Southern Cross NEXT cable system is due go live in late 2019 and will connect Fiji to Australia, New Zealand and the US, as well as a number of other Pacific Islands. The system is designed to be able to provide more than 60 Terabits of capacity, which is significantly larger than any current or planned system. The Southern Cross NEXT cable will also connect to a number of Pacific Islands on its path across the Pacific Ocean providing international cable capacity in places where none exists today greatly enhancing the interconnectivity of the Pacific Island community.

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