JGA South consortium comprising AARNet, Google and RTI announced that the Japan-Guam-Australia South subsea cable system (JGA-South) landed at Narrabeen Beach in Sydney on November 27, 2019. AARNet is the Sydney landing party for JGA South, responsible for the cable landing station facilities, shore end work, permits in Sydney. JGA South is on-track to be completed and ready for service by March 2020.

Besides the landing at Narrabeen Beach in Sydney, JGA South will land at a new cable landing station in Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Sunshine Coast Governent and Queensland Government jointly invested up to AU$35 million for a 550km branch to the JGA-S cable system, a new cable landing station near the Maroochydore City Centre and the land-based infrastructure.

In Guam, JGA South landed at the new GNC cable landing station and data center in Piti, Guam on September 20, 2019, according to RTI.  GNC cable landing station is jointly invested by RTI and GTA (Guam Telecom) and controlled by RTI. GNC cable landing station will host JGA NorthJGA SouthHK-GSxS and other submarine cables. 

JGA South consists of two-fibre pairs, supporting up to 36 Tbps capacity. JGA South utilizes ASN’s spectrum sharing technology which facilitates JGA South consortium members to operate and upgrades their capacity on JGA South independently.

The norhtern part of the Japan-Guam-Australia submarine cable (JGA North) is a private cable wholly owned and invested by RTI.  The JGA North cable consists of two fiber pairs, with an initial design capacity of 24 Tbps (2*120*100Gpbs).