Showing posts with label New Zealand. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New Zealand. Show all posts

Monday, September 23, 2013

Hawaiki Plans 100G-capable Trans-Pacific Cable System

New Zealand's Hawaiki Cable Limited has awarded a turnkey supply and installation contract to TE SubCom to build a 14,000 km trans-Pacific cable linking Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii to the US west coast.

The Hawaiki cable system will be capable of 10 Tbps per fibre pair on the Australia/New-Zealand to USA trunk. A number of Pacific Islands located next to the cable route will be able to connect to the main trunk.  The undersea cable system elements - known as ‘wet plant’ - will be based on 100 Gbps wavelengths technology and are designed for future upgrades as terminal equipment advances. The cable system will also include SubCom’s Optical Add Drop Multiplexing (OADM) branching unit technology to connect multiple regional branches to the main cable.

“Our procurement process first started in October 2012 and has progressed according to plan. The supply contract with TE SubCom is a major step forward for Hawaiki and adds significant momentum to our project” said RĂ©mi Galasso, Chief Executive Officer of Hawaiki Cable Limited.

The Hawaiki cable system is planned for completion in late 2015.

http://www.hawaikicable.co.nz

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Huawei's Founder Gives First Media Interview

Ren Zhengfei, the founder of Huawei, made his first media appearance since establishing the company over 26 years ago.

Speaking to the media in New Zealand, Ren said Huawei does not present a cyber security threat and there is no factual basis to make such accusations.

Huawei recently won a major bid to supply LTE equipment to  Telecom New Zealand.

http://www.huawei.com
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10882609

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Cyan Supplies SDN-enabled Packet-Optical in Auckland

Vocus Communications, which provides telecommunications and data center services to ISPs in Australia and New Zealand, is deploying the Cyan Z-Series packet-optical transport platforms and the Cyan 360 software-defined network (SDN) operations system for its newly constructed network in Auckland.

The initial deployment consists of Cyan Z-Series packet-optical transport platforms configured with wavelength selectable switch (WSS) reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer (ROADM) and 10G service modules. Vocus will employ Cyan 360 SDN operations systems to facilitate multi-layer planning, management and performance verification of the network. Cyan's metro SDN solution also supports multi-vendor integration to maintain operational simplicity while using best-in-class ecosystem components. Financial terms were not disclosed.

http://www.cyaninc.com


 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Pacific Fibre Ceases Operations Due to Lack of Funding


Pacific Fibre, which was planning the longest and most technically advanced undersea cable systems linking Australia, New Zealand and USA, has ceased operations after failing to raise the NZ$400m required to fund the cable build. The company had been planning a two-cable system linking Australia and New Zealand via a trans-Tasman cable, and another cable connecting New Zealand to the United States.

“The global investment market is undoubtedly difficult at the moment but we knew this was always going to be hard, regardless of our timing. We started Pacific Fibre because we know how important it is to connect New Zealanders to global markets. The high cost of broadband in New Zealand makes it hard to connect globally and it is this market failure, not a technical failure, that we tried hard to solve” said co-founder and director Rod Drury.

“We still cannot see how the government’s investment in UFB makes sense until the price of international bandwidth is greatly reduced” said Mr Drury.

The company noted that the cost of bandwidth to the U.S. from New Zealand as 5.8 times greater than the price paid by Australians, according to a 2011 study from the Australian telecommunication research company Market Clarity. 
http://www.pacificfibre.net/ 01-Aug-12

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


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Vodafone to Acquire New Zealand's TelstraClear

Vodafone has agreed to acquire TelstraClear from Telstra Corporation for NZ$840 million (£430 million, US$664 million) in cash. The deal includes TelstraClear’s voice and data-based services, network infrastructure and New Zealand customer base.

Vodafone New Zealand is already the country’s largest mobile operator with more than 2.4 million customers. TelstraClear owns New Zealand’s second largest fixed infrastructure, which includes a 6,600km fibre backbone connecting 19 of the country’s largest cities. It also includes an extensive local access network with 2,000km of fibre and 4,500km of copper as well as a cable TV and broadband access network passing 150,000 homes in Wellington and Christchurch. Its customer base includes government and large corporations, small and medium enterprises as well as consumers.

Vittorio Colao, Vodafone Group Chief Executive, said: “The proposed transaction offers significant benefits for New Zealand businesses, consumers and the country as a whole. TelstraClear’s infrastructure and capabilities are highly complementary to those of Vodafone New Zealand. The combined business will have the breadth and depth of resources and skills to meet our customers' long-term integrated communications needs."

Telstra Chief Executive Officer, David Thodey, says the deal is a natural one, bringing together TelstraClear’s fixed telecommunications and data products and corporate client base with Vodafone New Zealand’s substantial wireless offering and retail customer base.

http://www.vodafone.com
http://www.telstraclear.com