Pioneer Consulting launches 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 This innovative cloud-based service provides a design platform for mapping, planning and analyzing new undersea cable systems. 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. 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 for Southern Cross NEXT has been quite a beneficial asset for the cable owners.”

In addition to 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 first-hand has complimented the software by stating: “ 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.”

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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 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.