Hawaiki to Provide REANNZ With Additional Cable Capacity
Hawaiki Submarine Cable and Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand (REANNZ) have signed an agreement to provide the country’s peak research network with increased international cable capacity and resiliency. Under the terms of the deal, Hawaiki will provide REANNZ with connectivity, as well as additional capacity on both the Hawaiki network and trans-Tasman and trans-Pacific subsea routes. REANNZ plan to expand its reach in Australia and the US, opening new points of presence in Sydney, Guam and Hawaii.
The Hawaiki transpacific cable system links New Zealand, Australia, Hawaii and mainland US. REANNZ was an anchor tenant for the Hawaiki Transpacific Cable, which started commercial services in mid-2018. Its network is designed to enable researchers to send and receive massive data transfers within the global research and education communities, supporting real-time collaboration on critical research projects.
Back in 2014, Hawaiki Cable announced a deal to provide REANNZ with capacity on its Hawaiki submarine cable linking New Zealand, Australia and the US. The 25-year contract was worth NZD 65 million.