The Japan-Guam-Australia (JGA) Cable System is a 9,500-kilometer undersea fiber optic cable system connecting Japan, Guam and Australia, with a design capacity of more than 36 terabits per second (Tbps) and is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2019.
The JGA consortium comprises RTI Connectivity Pte. Ltd. (RTI-C), AARNet Pty Ltd (AARNet) and Google.
The JGA cable system consists of JGA South and JGA North. JGA South (JGA-S), the segment between Sydney, Australia and Piti, Guam, is a consortium cable including AARNet, Google and RTI-C. JGA North (JGA-N), the segment between the Minami-Boso, Japan and Piti, Guam, is a private cable with RTI-C as the sole operator and investor. Both JGA-N and JGA-S will interconnect in Guam at GTA’s newly built landing station in Piti.
JGA South is supplied by Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN), whitle JGA North is supplied by NEC Corporation.