Pioneer Consulting Directs Project Services for Crosslake Fibre’s Lake Ontario Subsea Cable System

Boston, Massachusetts, USA November 16, 2017—Providing technical guidance and project management for the Canadian dark fiber provider Crosslake Fibre, Pioneer Consulting’s engineering team is assisting with design, procurement, and project management of a 60km subsea fiber optic cable across Lake Ontario. Connecting Toronto, Canada, with Buffalo, New York, the subsea cable will provide the very first route directly across the North American lake. Pioneer Consulting’s oceanographic experts have recently completed the management of the marine route survey of Lake Ontario which has collected bathymetric data and soil samples that will help establish the most reliable route for the cable. Requiring robust project engineering, Crosslake Fibre intends to serve the needs of data centers and telecom carriers for future decades.

Pioneer Consulting is also overseeing the engineering integration for various scopes of work for the cable which has a targeted Q3 2018 Ready for Service date. By managing the procurement and integration of the required goods and services, Pioneer Consulting is assisting Crosslake Fibre to implement an economically viable system.

In addition, Pioneer Consulting’s recently released innovative routing software, named GoCable.io, was instrumental in delivering a streamlined Desktop Study that became the basis of the marine route survey and subsequent route engineering work. By providing on-board representation during the route survey, Pioneer has been able to maintain a cohesive view of the project as it develops.

“Partnering with Pioneer Consulting and its team of industry specialists has kept this unique project on schedule—we appreciate the support,” said Mr. Mike Cunningham, the Chief Executive Officer of Crosslake Fibre. “With Pioneer Consulting, Crosslake Fibre looks forward to implementing a regional, high fiber count cable providing lower latency connectivity between Canada and the U.S. on a diverse route compared to the longer solely terrestrial alternatives.”

Project manager for Crosslake Fibre, Mr. Gavin Tully further commented: “By offering such broad capability, Pioneer Consulting brings the right skills at the right time to Crosslake Fibre in a way that is fully integrated into the wider project team. By establishing a relationship of mutual confidence with Crosslake Fibre, we are achieving the milestones needed to ensure the success of the planned fiber optic network.”

Also noteworthy, Pioneer Consulting is continuing to support the development and implementation of Crosslake Fibre’s Wall-LI system to link the landings of transoceanic infrastructure in its recently announced 95km subsea cable along the Atlantic coast in order to bypass Manhattan, linking NJFX in Wall, New Jersey with 1025Connect in Westbury, on Long Island, New York.

About Pioneer Consulting: Pioneer offers a comprehensive set of services for the submarine fiber optic telecommunication system industry including: turnkey project management, financial and technical due diligence, engineering and implementation and market and technical studies. For further information about Pioneer Consulting visit http://www.pioneerconsulting.com or send an e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About Crosslake Fibre: Crosslake Fibre was established to develop fiber optic projects throughout North America. Crosslake’s innovative approach to developing next-generation networks will bring new backbone routes to telecommunications carriers and web-centric customers, and last mile broadband to consumers. Crosslake Fibre’s leading project is its Lake Ontario project to construct a new subsea cable from Toronto, Canada to Buffalo, New York. For additional information, visit www.crosslakefibre.ca.

Subsea Connect Americas

Please join Pioneer Consulting's Managing Partner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Director-Networks, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., at Subsea Connect Americas from December 5-6, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

At 2:20pm on Tuesday, December 5th, Howard Kidorf will be moderating the panel discussion: "Data at the Water’s Edge—Is this the End of the Traditional Cable Landing Station?"

At 11:45am on Wednesday, December 6th, Ryan Wopschall will be a panelist in the session: "Critical Risks and Mitigation Measures—Route Planning, Permitting and Surveying Lessons for the Industry."

Subsea Connect 2017

Pioneer Consulting's Managing Partner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. will be participating in Subsea Connect 2017 from July 10-12, 2017. Mr. Schofield will be presenting on Global Market Dynamics.

Pioneer Consulting launches GoCable.io to design the Southern Cross NEXT Cable System

Boston, Massachusetts, USA May 11, 2017—Pioneer Consulting, a company with global reach specializing in submarine cable consulting, has expanded its core capabilities by launching GoCable.io. This innovative cloud-based service provides a design platform for mapping, planning and analyzing new undersea cable systems.

GoCable.io has successfully provided service to many of Pioneer’s customers, most recently Southern Cross Cables Limited (SCCL), in support of the cable design, marine survey, and permitting for their planned fiber optic cable system Southern Cross NEXT—a network that will be constructed and operated by SCCL connecting Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

GoCable.io is an accessible, web-based service that ensures cable design and multi-discipline collaboration remains straightforward throughout all project phases. The platform avoids unnecessary complication by delivering a simple customer-focused product, point-and-click functionality, and meaningful data-driven reports as well as analytics allowing customers to instantly generate Route Position Lists (RPLs), Straight Line Diagrams (SLDs), and other economically important details—all provided in industry-standard exportable formats.

Pioneer Consulting’s Director of Networks, Ryan Wopschall, believes that, “GoCable will transform the way telecom companies are conceptualizing their submarine cables during the early stages of new system development. We are pleased to provide our clients with a service platform that is user-friendly and accurate. Indeed utilizing GoCable.io for Southern Cross NEXT has been quite a beneficial asset for the cable owners.”

In addition to GoCable.io providing value during the development of the Southern Cross NEXT cable system, Pioneer Consulting is currently overseeing the procurement support for the construction of the planned network. Mr. Dean Veverka, Director Networks and Vice President Operations at SCCL who has seen GoCable.io first-hand has complimented the software by stating: “GoCable.io is an innovative platform that has allowed our team to quickly collaborate on system configuration, support jurisdictional notifications, and adapt our planning as requirements develop through each project phase.”

To receive a demonstration or a free trial of GoCable.io, please send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and for further information please visit www.GoCable.io.

About Pioneer Consulting: Pioneer offers a comprehensive set of services for the submarine fiber optic telecommunication system industry including: turnkey project management, financial and technical due diligence, engineering and implementation, and market and technical studies. For further information about Pioneer Consulting visit http://www.pioneerconsulting.com or send an e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Southern Cross: Southern Cross Cable Network provides fast, direct, and secure international bandwidth from Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii to the heart of the Internet in the USA. The Southern Cross Cable Network is owned by Spark NZ (50%), Singtel-Optus (40%) and Verizon Business (10%).

Southern Cross NEXT will be a high capacity express route, providing data-centre connectivity between Sydney, Auckland, and Los Angeles. Given its design and route, it will be the lowest latency path to the United States by some considerable margin. The new route will be developed as an extension of the existing Southern Cross eco-system, allowing customers to leverage Southern Cross’ extensive POP and access infrastructure already in place and is designed to carry over 60 Terabits of traffic, ensuring Southern Cross can cater for customers’ growing demand requirements well into the future.

ITW 2017

Please join team members from Pioneer Consulting at ITW 2017 from May 15-17 in Chicago, Illinois USA. Please send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule an individual meeting with our representatives.

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