The first trans-Pacific submarine cable system, TPC-1 (Trans Pacific Cable 1), was put into servie on on June 19, 1964. It's a submarine coaxial cable linking Japan, Guam, Havaii and mainland U.S.A. via Hawaii, with a small capacity of only 128 telephone lines. After that, many transpacific submarine cable systems were built continuously.

 

The following table lists the major trans-pacific optic fiber cable systems. 

System  RFS Retire
TPC-5 1995  
China-US CN 2000 2016
Japan-US CN 2000  
PC-1 2001  
TGN Pacific 2002  
TPE 2008  
AAG 2009  
Unity 2010  
Faster 2016  
SEA-US 2017  
NCP 2018  
Jupiter 2020  
PLCN 2020 (partially)  
HK-G Withdrawn  
HKA Withdrawn  
BtoBE Withdrawn  
CAP-1 Withdrawn  
Echo 2023  
Bifrost 2024  
Topaz 2023  
JUNO  2024  
JAWS 2026  
TPU 2025  
     
SCCN 2000  
Telstra Endeavour 2008  
Hawaiki Cable 2018  
Southern Cross Next 2022  
Humboldt Cable 2025  
Hawaiki Nui 2025  
Tabua 2026  
Honomoana 2026  
     
ASH/SAS Cable 2009  
Honotua 2010