Pioneer Consulting to provide procurement support for cable system

International submarine cable consulting firm Pioneer Consulting has been selected to oversee the procurement support for the construction of a new submarine fiber optic cable system by Southern Cross Cables Limited (SCCL), the company said.

The Southern Cross NEXT cable system will be constructed and operated by SCCL to connect Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

Pioneer Consulting has already provided detailed market analy sis as well as consulting on the network´s overall design and technical specifications. Pioneer is now assisting in the system specification, procurement, permitting, survey and contracting activities.

This new system will provide connectivity between Sydney, Australia, Auckland, New Zealand and Los Angeles, California USA, and will supplement SCCL´s existing Southern Cross Cable network. The new system will also allow SCCL´s customers to leverage the company´s extensive point-of-presence and access infrastructure and resiliently spread capacity among Southern Cross´s three independent routes between Oceania and North America.

Pioneer offers a comprehensive set of services for the submarine fiber optic telecommunication system industry including: turnkey project management, financial and technical due diligence, engineering and implementation, and market and technical studies.