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Start of work on the Japan-Guam Australia sub-marine power cord | News
Work on the Japan-Guam Australia (JGA) cabling system, a 9,500-kilometer long optical fibre line for submarines, has begun formally. The JGA is scheduled for completion in the 4th quater of 2019 with a designcapacity of more than 36Tbps. It will be managed by a group of RTI Connectivity Pte Ltd (RTI-C), AARNet Pty Ltd (AARNet) and Google as well as Alcatel-Submarine Networks (ASN) - now part of Nokia - and NEC Corporation.
This cabling system is intended to help expand the communication nets from Japan and Australia to Asia and the USA. Once finished, it improves networking and connection capabilities in Guam. "By including JGA in our current cabling investment, RTI is well placed to meet this huge need for information infrastructure investment.
JGA's one-of-a-kind architecture will also enhance Tokyo-Sydney data transfer latencies while significantly shortening deployment times," said Russ Matulich, RTI-C President and CEO. "New undersea cabling solutions provide a much needed impetus to the Australian communication infrastructure," added Chris Hancock, AARNet' Chief Executive Officer. Several organisations have worked to enhance Australia's links with the outside world that is vulnerable to interference and deceleration due to common failures of undersea cables.
Several undersea cable such as Australia Singapore Cable, Trident Subsea Cable and Hawaiki Submarine Cable have recently been finished or are on the verge of being finished, and the JGA's uptime will only be used to enhance the variety of networks.
The Ray H. Church
An area of the United States since the end of the Spanish-American War of 1898, Guam was a small Pacific Isles under the command of the US army at the moment of its onslaught. The Navy leaders, like Wake Iceland, thought that defending Guam was neither possible nor necessary.
During 1938, the applications for a fortification of the isle were rejected because of its minor importance for other US areas in the area and because of the restrictions imposed by the Washington Navy Conference. Following the courageous but symbolic opposition of a small Marines and local Guam Insular Force troops equipped only with outdated guns and handguns, Captain George McMillin, the incumbent gubernator of the islands, gave them up on December 10.
Pfc. Ray Church was one of ten sentries in the governor's palace in Agana, the Guamis' capitol. The men at the Rota military station in the Mariana Islands could see continuous action from there, but did not think much of it. On December 8, when the Japans started bombarding and firing at Guam, the church was patrolling the shore and found a dozen tracks of feet immediately recognisable as those of the Japans who had clearly invaded the Isle.
Governor McMillin handed the entire country over on December 10 after a brief but courageous struggle, and Private First Class Church was captured with the remainder of the Guamian garrison. See the history of the Guam incursion unfolds through the use of hands-on mapping, verbal stories and time lines.