Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

Telecom, Vodafone and Telstra to invest in new Auckland- Sydney cable
Posted on 19-Feb-2013 08:57. | Tags Filed under: News.

Telecom, Vodafone and Telstra announced today they have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) to co-invest in the construction of a new submarine cable between Auckland and Sydney.

The new cable, tentatively titled the Tasman Global Access (TGA) Cable, will significantly improve New Zealand’s international telecommunications connectivity as well as strengthen links into fast-growing Asian markets.

The total cost of the TGA cable is expected to be less than US$60 million. The cable will incorporate three fibre pairs with a current design capacity of 30 terabits per second – approximately 300 times the current internet data demand out of New Zealand.

The TGA partners expect to finalise the design within the next few months, with a likely completion date of mid to late 2014.

Telecom chief executive Simon Moutter and Vodafone New Zealand CEO Russell Stanners jointly commented: “The business case for a new cable between New Zealand and Australia is compelling, providing greater capacity and global redundancy capability. It also reflects the growing importance of trans-Tasman internet traffic: for example, around 40% of both Telecom and Vodafone’s international internet traffic is now Australia to New Zealand, versus just 10% in 2000.

“We are seeing increased data content being provided from Australia-based servers by global companies and being accessed by New Zealand internet users. An additional cable connection with Australia will strengthen the business case for international data servers to be located in New Zealand.

“The Tasman Global Access cable will also enable New Zealand to better leverage the four additional international cable systems currently serving Australia (with several more proposed or in development), providing important redundancy for New Zealand. Australia also enjoys good connectivity with Asia, which is achieving strong internet traffic growth in line with global economic shifts.”

Martijn Blanken, Managing Director, Telstra Global remarked, “The partnership is a great outcome for Telstra as the high capacity, low latency Tasman Global Access Cable will supply greater resilience and redundancies for carriers as well as enterprises that are located in Australia and looking for connectivity to New Zealand as well as stronger international connectivity. This cable will enable New Zealand to better leverage Australia’s much stronger internet connectivity. It will also achieve significant international connectivity benefits for New Zealand to link with Australia, and also onwards to the USA and into Asia.

The TGA cable will achieve significant international connectivity benefits for New Zealand at a fraction of the build cost of another, much longer trans-Pacific cable, the consortium partners said.

comments powered by Disqus

Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

SurfaceBook and Surface Pro 4 announced
Created by billgates, last reply by Paul1977 on 7-Oct-2015 16:21 (42 replies)
Pages... 2 3

Ad Blocker Detector
Created by BlueShift, last reply by freitasm on 7-Oct-2015 13:34 (41 replies)
Pages... 2 3

Amazon toolbar BS
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by Rikkitic on 6-Oct-2015 22:09 (38 replies)
Pages... 2 3

10/10 Routing
Created by jajaja, last reply by jajaja on 7-Oct-2015 17:04 (34 replies)
Pages... 2 3

Bigpipe / Chorus insanity
Created by chrispchikin, last reply by chrispchikin on 3-Oct-2015 21:24 (71 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5

Subwoofer issue - will new cable help?
Created by andrew027, last reply by eracode on 5-Oct-2015 14:07 (13 replies)

iPhone 6S/Plus (or 7 or whatever...) NZ launch... who's going to buy one???
Created by JEDENZED, last reply by sp77150 on 5-Oct-2015 12:21 (591 replies)
Pages... 38 39 40

[FS] High End Computer for sale
Created by LennonNZ, last reply by gehenna on 6-Oct-2015 12:06 (24 replies)
Pages... 2