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FiberSense Announces Expansion of Alliance with Southern Cross to Monitor and Protect New NEXT Submarine Cable

Deep-tech fiber sensing company FiberSense in alliance with critical infrastructure owner Southern Cross Cable Network (“SX”) partnered to announce the expansion of the world leading subsea cable monitoring capability in FiberSense’s DigitalAsset™ Marine.

This week’s alliance announcement follows SX’s recent activation of its new Southern Cross NEXT (“NEXT”) submarine cable connecting Australia, New Zealand, the United States and the Pacific Islands. NEXT utilizes FiberSense’s DigitalAsset™ Marine coverage on the shore-end network, all the way from the cable landing station to the first repeater.

“Since trialing the monitoring service back in 2019, we’ve been very impressed with the outcomes that the technology the FiberSense team delivers,” says Dean Veverka, Director Networks & VP Operations, Southern Cross. “They’ve added significant detection capabilities, deterrence benefits, and maintenance reductions, especially in the heavily trafficked zones where cables typically land.

“A further compelling benefit is that we don’t need to reserve a separate fiber path for the monitoring as the DigitalAsset™ Marine technology operates over an “in-use” fiber pair allowing us to utilize the full potential of the submarine cable for clients,” Veverka continues.

“We are now monitoring over 450km of combined terrestrial and marine segments for SX in the Pacific region,” says Founder and CEO of FiberSense Mark Englund. “We are grateful for the trust and confidence that they have shown in our “market making” services. Our growing customer base reflects the fact that DigitalAsset™ Marine is a game changer in meeting the challenges operators face to improve subsea cable resilience and related maintenance demands.”

FiberSense’s DigitalAsset™ Marine acts as a Sensing-as-a-Service platform to pinpoint exact location threats across the cable front haul section, continuously monitoring in real-time with sensors along the cable. Response mechanics from Automatic Identification System (AIS) messaging to coast guard intervention, and ship to shore radio can be utilized with this product.

FiberSense also has the capability to detect and locate earthquake coordinates and tsunami events that also protect the welfare of the public at scale.

To see the full press release about FiberSense’s expansion alliance with Southern Cross, visit https://fibersense.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/FiberSense-SCCN-Next-Final-Approved.pdf

For general information on FiberSense, visit www.fibersense.com, or read more recent FiberSense news.

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