The Submarine Line Terminating Equipment (SLTE) and Power Feeding Equipment (PFE) were accepted in the USA last week. Robin Webb and John Bradfield spent the last two weeks reviewing test results and conducting Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) with Tyco Telecom. The SLTE and PFE passed all the required tests and will now be prepared for shipping to the three PPC-1 sites - Madang, Sydney and Guam.
All the cable landing stations are ready to receive the equipment and installation is planned to start with Guam in January 2009, with the remaining installations thereafter.
Overall the project is a little ahead of schedule, in particular the terminal equipment has made very good progress and is in advance of the planned dates.
The next major milestone is the block testing that will start at the end of November.