Sunday, August 21, 2011

Vodafone NZ signs long term capacity deal with Pacific Fibre

Pacific Fibre announced Vodafone New Zealand as a customer on its forthcoming trans-oceanic cable system.

Pacific Fibre has previously announced a capacity deal with iiNet, Australia's second largest DSL broadband provider.

  • In July 2011, Pacific Fibre has awarded a supply contract to TE SubCom for its forthcoming 12,750km trans-Pacific cable.

    Pacific Fibre, which was founded in 2010, will deliver the longest and most technically advanced undersea cable systems linking Australia, New Zealand and USA. The two-cable system will link Australia and New Zealand via a trans-Tasman cable, while connecting New Zealand to the United States via a trans-Pacific cable. The cable landing points will be in Sydney, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; and Los Angeles, California in the United States.

    The cables will each have two fiber pairs, with an ultimate cable design capacity of 12.8 Tbps.

    Pacific Fibre is headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand.