|First traffic||October 2008|
|Design capacity||1.28 tbit/s|
|Lit capacity||80 gbit/s|
|Landing points||Tamarama Beach, New South Wales
|Website||Telstra Endeavour Cable|
The Telstra Endeavour is a submarine cable connecting Sydney and Hawaii. The cable went live in October 2008, with a capacity of 1.28 terabits per second in the future (currently at 80 gigabits per second.) It was proposed on 28 March 2007 by Telstra, the largest telecommunications carrier in Australia.
- Tamarama Beach, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, with termination at Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Keawaula, Wai'anae, Honolulu County, Oahu, Hawaii, USA
Telstra announced that the cable would connect Sydney, Australia and Hawaii with a 9,000 km link, the largest ever built and owned by an Australian company, providing a transmission capacity of 1.28 terabit/s to Hawaii. The cable will be linked to others from Hawaii to the US mainland.
The manufacture and laying of the cable was the responsibility of Alcatel-Lucent, which also supplied Telstra's two cables across Bass Strait and its Tasman Sea (TASMAN 2) cable. Alcatel-Lucent is basing this turn-key project on the "Alcatel 1620 Light Manager" Submarine Line Termination Equipment that uses Dense Wavelength-division Multiplexing (DWDM). No cost was revealed, however it is estimated around $300 million (AUD).
- Other Australian international submarine cables (and year of first service):
- http://www.commsday.com/node/743 Telstra doubling lit capacity on Endeavour Hawaii cable
- Telstra Media Release, "Telstra continues aggressive investment with Australia to USA connection", 28 March 2007
- Rossi, Sandra, "Telstra unveils largest submarine cable connection to US - 9000km from Sydney to Hawaii", Computerworld, 29 March 2007
- "Next Generation Cable Systems, Telstra Endeavour, Sydney, Australia to Hawaii, USA" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-07-09.
- Alcatel-Lucent media release Telstra awards Alcatel-Lucent 9,000 km submarine network contract to support IP network transformation strategy, Paris, 28 March 2007