By CNN Money

AUCKLAND, New Zealand and HONOLULU, Sept. 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hawaiki Cable Limited, the New Zealand owner and developer of Hawaiki submarine cable system, has selected Hawaiian Telcom Services Company, Inc., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Hawaiian Telcom Holdco, Inc. (Nasdaq:HCOM), as its landing partner in Hawai'i.

As part of its system architecture, Hawaiki will land its proposed 14,000 km trans-Pacific cable from Australia and New Zealand to the US West coast in O'ahu, Hawai'i.

Under the Letter of Intent signed by both parties, Hawaiian Telcom will provide Hawaiki with turnkey infrastructure and connectivity, including a cable landing station and terrestrial infrastructure in Makaha, O'ahu. Hawaiian Telcom will also be responsible for all permitting activities in Hawai'i.

Rémi Galasso, Chief Executive Officer of Hawaiki Cable Limited, said O'ahu is a strategic hub for traffic diversity in the North Pacific region and presented the best opportunity to interconnect with other cable systems.

“We have great expectations for our Hawai'i landing station and took our time to select the best partner. As the leading communications provider in Hawai'i, Hawaiian Telcom has a deep understanding of the local regulatory process as well as the knowledge and expertise to deliver a truly open access cable landing station that will offer a wide range of domestic backhaul solutions to Hawaiki's customers,” said Galasso.

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