NEW YORK, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- APTelecom, a facilities-based telecom consulting and service company specializing in emerging markets, today announced the addition of Pacific Fibre to its growing roster of submarine cable pre-sales consulting clients. As part of the engagement, APTelecom will be tasked with managing a significant portion of the pre-sales efforts for Pacific Fibre's soon-to-be-constructed subsea cable system.
Expected to go live in 2014, the Pacific Fibre cable will be one of the longest and most technically advanced cable systems. The cable system will link Los Angeles directly to Auckland, New Zealand, and then continue to Sydney, Australia via a trans-Tasman link and will offer the fastest route from Australia and New Zealand to the United States. With an initial design speed of 10.2Tbps using 40Gbps technology, it will have the largest forecast capacity of any cable in the region.
"APTelecom is currently supporting system builds in the Atlantic, Pacific, Southeast Asian & Polar regions," said Sean Bergin, Co-Founder of APTelecom. "It is encouraging to see the continued development of systems occurring in every corner of the globe and we are delighted to be an integral part of that process. Our global sales channel model is proving popular with clients and customers alike, due to the efficiencies and effectiveness it delivers."
"We are very pleased to be working with APTelecom. Over the last few months, they have been helping us build our sales pipeline and have introduced us to new customers, particularly in the United States," said Mark Rushworth, CEO of Pacific Fibre. "The Pacific Fibre cable will introduce a more competitive market for international bandwidth in Australasia and will help the NBN and UFB to deliver on the promise of vastly better connectivity."
The Pacific Fibre announcement is just one of many unique ways in which APTelecom is addressing the subsea cable market. At this year's International Telecoms Week (ITW) in Chicago, APTelecom will be holding a data gathering meeting which will enable potential buyers of capacity to get first-hand knowledge direct from manufacturers and system builders on the status of various systems that it represents. The meeting will be taking place on Wednesday, May 16th, from 7:30 - 9:30 AM at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, East Tower, Columbus KL.
For more information on APTelecom, including a listing of clients, product and service offerings and recent company news, visit www.aptelecom.net.
For more information on Pacific Fibre, visit www.pacificfibre.net.
APTelecom is a leading facilities-based telecom consulting company and service provider specializing in global connectivity, cloud solutions and emerging market advisory-based solutions. Launched in 2010, APTelecom combines superior quality, cost-competitive telecom products with strategic advisory and cloud solutions. APTelecom improves networks, facilitates growth, and manages change for its clients in the call center, BPO, and ISP space. Enterprise companies who seek to expand their global reach rely on APTelecom's comprehensive expertise and knowledge of regulatory environments, as well as its ability to provide extremely high-quality products and solutions at low cost, helping businesses achieve intelligent, sustainable growth. APTelecom differentiates itself through quality, integrity, and innovation across their entire suite of products and services in Emerging Markets. For more information on APTelecom, visit www.APTelecom.net
ABOUT PACIFIC FIBRE:
Pacific Fibre was founded in 2010 by a group of New Zealand business and IT leaders including Sam Morgan, Rod Drury and Sir Stephen Tindall. The company is constructing one of the longest and most technically advanced undersea cable systems. The Pacific Fibre cable will connect Australia and New Zealand to the United States, using leading and proven industry technology provided by US-based company TE Connectivity to achieve the fastest and most technically advanced cable between Australasia and the United States.
Pacific Fibre has customers based in Australia, the United States and New Zealand, including leading telecommunication providers, ISPs and international buyers of capacity. Announced foundation customers include Vodafone, iiNet and REANNZ.
Pacific Fibre is presently engaged in raising capital to fund the construction of its cable and securing additional foundation customers.
Pacific Fibre is headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand. For more information on Pacific Fibre, visit www.pacificfibre.net.