The Cables That Keep New Zealand Connected To The World

The Cables That Keep New Zealand Connected To The World By Tom Pullar-Strecker May 25, 2021 A bit like a spider web attached to a tree, New Zealand’s internet network hangs off just 20 strands of glass fibre, each about the thickness of a human hair. Tom Pullar-Strecker explains. You read that right. Those glass [...]

2021-05-25T09:56:56-04:00May 25th, 2021|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , |

Brazil Joins Chile for Humboldt Submarine Cable

Brazil Joins Chile in Building First Fiber Optic Cable to Connect S. America and Asia By Reuters May 13, 2021 SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile announced on Thursday that Brazil had signed on as a partner to build the first submarine fiber optic cable to connect South America with Asia, an effort that promises to boost [...]

2021-05-14T09:27:53-04:00May 14th, 2021|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Vodafone NZ, Spark, Telstra Launch Tasman Fibre Cable

Vodafone NZ, Spark, Telstra Launch Fibre Cable Connecting Sydney With Hamilton By Telecompaper November 5, 2020 The Tasman Global Access (TGA) fibre optic network has launched the first direct connection between Sydney and Hamilton. The launch is expected to offer additional resilience to New Zealand’s telecommunications infrastructure and increases the amount of capacity available to be [...]

Chorus Deploys New Submarine Cable to Waiheke Island

Chorus Deploys New Submarine Fibre Optic Cable to Waiheke Island By Shannon Williams, IT Brief June 19, 2020 Work has commenced to lay a second submarine fibre optic cable to Waiheke Island, Chorus has announced. Once complete the new cable will cross from Maraetai Beach to Woodside Bay on the island. With 144 individual fibre [...]

2020-06-19T10:27:56-04:00June 19th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , |

Hawaiki to Provide REANNZ With Additional Capacity

Hawaiki to Provide REANNZ With Additional Cable Capacity By Telecompaper February 20, 2020 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, [...]

2020-02-20T09:19:20-05:00February 20th, 2020|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , , , |

Hawaiki Signs Deal With Australia’s Anycast

Hawaiki Signs Deal With Australia's Anycast By Sam Varghese November 13, 2019 New Zealand submarine cable system operator Hawaiki Submarine Cable has signed a deal with Australian wholesale network provider Anycast Networks whereby the latter will use its year-old cable system as a primary source of capacity between Australia and the US. Anycast sells virtualised [...]

2019-11-13T10:27:56-05:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , , |

Paperwork for Southern Cross Next Cable Build Signed Off

Paperwork for Southern Cross Next Cable Build Signed Off By Chris Duckett, ZDNet October 1, 2019 Southern Cross has gained the regulatory approvals needed to move into the construction phase for its Next cable between Australia and the United States. The 13,483 kilometre cable is set to cost $300 million and is designed to carry [...]

ASN Begins Construction of Southern Cross NEXT Cable

ASN Begins Construction of $350m Southern Cross NEXT Cable By Natalie Bannerman, Capacity September 16, 2019 Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) has announced the construction of the $350 million Southern Cross NEXT cable. Once complete, the 13,700km cable will have landing points in Australia, Samoa. Kiribati, the US, Tokelau, Fiji and New Zealand. A consortium of [...]

NZ Landing ‘Obvious Choice’ for Chile-China Cable

NZ Landing Station an 'Obvious Choice' for Chile-to-China Internet Cable By Tom Pullar-Strecker, September 5, 2019 Chile could put the New Zealand government on the spot by asking it to allow a proposed US$500 million (NZ$794m) internet cable linking Chile and China to come ashore in Auckland, industry sources believe. A spokesman for Communications Minister Kris Faafoi said [...]

2019-09-05T13:43:42-04:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Vessel Departs after Successful Survey for Cooks Islands

Vessel Departs after Successful Survey for New Internet Connectivity for Cooks Islands Avaroa Cable Limited Press Release May 26, 2019 Rarotonga, Cook Islands - Survey work has been successfully completed in Cook Islands waters for the 3500km route of the Manatua - One Polynesia fibre optic cable.  As well as Rarotonga and Aitutaki in the [...]