Please find attached a media release from Hawaiki announcing the coming into force of the Hawaiki cable.
Please also note that despite the date, this is not an April Fools’ joke – it is for real.
“The project will begin early in 2015. Alcatel-Lucent has been selected as the cable laying contractor after a competitive tender process, and the TGA Cable is expected to be built and providing data traffic by mid–2016.”According to sources close to the project, the ship that was booked to lay the cable across the Tasman is now busy repairing the damaged Basslink cable between Tasmania and Victoria. TGA now hopes work will start in October of this year.