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Hawaiki submarine cable on track for mid-2018 launch

Hawaiki says it has completed the route survey for its 14,000km submarine cable connecting New Zealand and Australia to the US mainland via Pacific island nations and Hawaii. The job was done with Hawaiki partner TE SubCom. Completing the survey puts Hawaiki on track to begin operating from the middle of 2018. The company says […]

Spark moves to 200Gbps wavelength

Spark is using Nokia kit to roll out New Zealand’s first 200Gbps wavelength network link. The link connects Spark’s core network node at Papakura with the Southern Cross Cable Network landing station about 45km away at Takapuna. It was a 100Gbps link. Powering the link is Nokia’s PSS1830 Optical Transport Network. It uses Nokia’s PSE–2 photonic […]

Hawaiki work starts – trans-Pacific cable

Remi Galasso’s dream to build the Hawaiki trans-Pacific cable became a reality earlier today. Prime Minister John Key and Communications Minister Amy Adams joined other dignitaries to help Galasso get the project started at a soil turning ceremony hosted by local iwi at Bream Tail near Mangawhai Heads in Northland. Speaking at the event Key […]

Trans-Tasman cable ready for service in January

Spark says the Tasman Global Access cable will be ready for service by the end of January 2017. The 2,300km trans-Tasman cable linking New Zealand and Australia is a joint project between Spark NZ and Vodafone with a minority investment from Telstra. When complete, the TGA will add capacity to the Southern Cross Cable Network […]