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Hawaiian Islands Fiber Link (HIFL)


Hawaiian Islands Fiber Link (HIFL) is a new low latency and robust design submarine cable system that will improve Hawaii inter-island connectivity and digital services. HIFL will be a carrier-neutral, open-access system with landing sites on Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi, Maui, Kauaʻi, Lānaʻi and Molokaʻi. The system will have 24 fiber pairs with a design life of 25 years and is expected to be ready for service in late 2026. Ocean Networks is responsible for the supply, construction, operations and maintenance of the HIFL inter-island cable system. The project is being overseen by the University of Hawai'i System Office for Information Technology with support from the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaiʻi (RCUH). 

  • Repeaterless Design

  • 24 Fiber Pairs

  • Minimum 18Tbit per Fiber Pair

  • Total System Length: 675.6Km

  • Ready for Service (RFS): Q4 2026

Ocean Networks will offer a limited number of long term dark fiber pair IRUs in addition to managed lit bandwidth services.

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