Superloop has completed the installation of TKO Express submarine cable between Chai Wan on Hong Kong Island and the data centre hub of Tseung Kwan O (TKO) Industrial Estate on the mainland.
The cable installation at the TKO beach manhole occurred on Sunday, with full end to end testing of the cable planned to start on Monday, February 20, 2017.
The TKO Express comprises a total of 1,728 fibre cores.
Bevan Slattery, Superloop executive chairman and CEO, said, “To see more than two years of hard work and effort in designing, planning and now finally building TKO Express culminate in
this landmark achievement is a testament to our vision to be the leading provider of digital connectivity services in the Asia Pacific region.”
The project team now move on to complete the testing and commissioning of TKO Express into the wider Hong Kong 2,000 fibre core backbone network, the company explained.
The cable is expected to be available for customer access during March 2017.