Pioneer Consulting to Support Southern Cross NEXT System

Southern Cross Cable Network (SCCN) has entered the construction phase for its planned NEXT submarine cable network, and the international telecommunications firm, Pioneer Consulting, will continue to provide support throughout the implementation period, the company said.

With the ready for service date (RFS) scheduled on or before Q1 2022, Pioneer Consulting´s expert team will provide a full suite of project management and engineering support related to the construction and delivery for Southern Cross´ NEXT system that will connect Australia, New Zealand and California, USA–including spurs to Fiji, Tokelau, and Kiribati.

Southern Cross NEXT will be the largest capacity link providing data-center connectivity between Sydney, Auckland and Los Angeles and the planned 16,148km system will be the lowest latency path from Australia and New Zealand to the USA, as well as provide trunks and diversity for the intermediate locations.

Pioneer Consulting will also support the marine engineering, manufacturing and assembly, factory acceptance, installation, testing and commissioning for both the subsea and terrestrial components of the project through to the system being ready for service.

Pioneer Consulting 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. For further information about Pioneer Consulting visit