In pictures: Vocus lays cross-harbour fibre

New low latency links between Sydney's CBD and north shore.

By Liz Tay on Jun 14, 2012
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Telecommunications company, Vocus, installed fibre cables across Sydney Harbour, from Dawes Point to Milsons Point, and Dawes Point to Blues Point.
The project involved some 20 suppliers and 1.6 kilometres of custom, armoured, 312-core single-mode optical fibre cable from manufacturer Prysmian Cable Systems.
Vocus Fibre general manager of operations Alex West (left) with the fibre laying team.
The team started work at Dawes Point at dawn.
Vocus ordered two kilometres of custom fibre, which took four months to manufacture.
Fibre was transported to Dawes Point by barge.
The fibre laying team at Dawes Point.
The new cable was anchored at Dawes Point from about 8am.
The 312-core single-mode optical fibre cable was anchored at Dawes Point in Sydney's CBD.
The 312-core single-mode optical fibre cable was anchored at Dawes Point in Sydney's CBD.
The new fibre will be spliced with Vocus' existing network for commercial operation by the end of June.
Vocus' fibre laying team leaves Dawes Point on a barge and boat.
Two divers guided the fibre through the water to Blues Point.
The first stage of the Harbour-crossing operation installed fibre between Dawes Point and Blues Point, and was expected to establish the shortest link between Sydney's financial district and the ASX Liquidity Centre in Gore Hill.
The fibre laying team heads towards Blues Point, on Sydney's north shore, for the first phase of the project.

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