The manufacturing of Project Express cable begins, as Huawei Marine announced on January 13, 2012. Huawei Marine recently completed the submarine survey work and is now commencing the manufacturing of the necessary cables and wet plant for the Project Express transatlantic submarine cable.

The Project Express cable system will involve a minimum of a 4-fibre pair repeatered submarine cable, providing connectivity between New York and London, initially using 40G technology with upgrades to 100G planned in the future.

The first phase of the Project Express cable system begins with laying a 4600KM cable from Brean in Somerset, United Kingdom to Halifax, Canada. This cable will then connect to Hibernia Atlantic’s current low latency cable, which runs from Halifax to the United States, passing from Lynn, near Boston, and onwards to New York. The new system will also include five branching units for future connectivity enhancements to the United States, Continental Europe, and Ireland.

Project Express will become an essential route on Hibernia Atlantic’s GFN, uniting hundreds of global banks and financial exchanges with a single connection. Built specifically for the financial community, the GFN meets demanding performance and reliability requirements.

Project Express will further strengthen the GFN by reinforcing it as the fastest path across the Atlantic, providing additional fast and secure links throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

As said by Mr. Nigel Bayliff, Chief Executive Officer of Huawei Marine, Project Express is a significant and technically challenging submarine cable system and it is an exciting one for Huawei Marine.

Project Express is the first transatlantic subsea cable system to be built in 10 years, will offer the lowest latency route from New York to London with less than a 60 millisecond round trip, making it the fastest and most direct route connecting both major continents.