Honomoana is a new transpacific subsea cable connecting the United States and Australia to French Polynesia.
Named after the Polynesian word for “link” (hono) and “ocean” (moana), the Honomoana cable system is part of Google's South Pacific Connect initiative which includes Honomoana and Tabua, which connects the United States and Australia to Fiji.
In addition to Honomoana and Tabua, the South Pacific Connect initiative will construct physically diverse cable landing stations in Fiji and French Polynesia and connect them with an interlink cable.
The South Pacific Connect initiative will create a ring between Australia, Fiji and French Polynesia. This ring will include pre-positioned branching units that will allow other countries and territories of Oceania to take advantage of the reliability and resilience resulting from the initiative.