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 (partialy)  
HK-G Under construction  
HKA Under construction  
BtoBE/CAP-1 2022  
SxS 2022  
Echo 2023  
Bifrost 2024  
     
SCCN 2000  
Telstra Endeavour 2008  
Hawaiki Cable 2018  
Southern Cross Next Under construction  
     
ASH/SAS Cable 2009  
Honotua 2010