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iiNet signs long term capacity deal with Pacific Fibre

Posted on 26-Jul-2011 21:06 | Filed under: News

Pacific Fibre has signed a definitive agreement with iiNet for the supply of international capacity on the Pacific Fibre cable system.

Pacific Fibre�s CEO, Mark Rushworth said he was very pleased to have Australia�s second largest DSL broadband provider on board as a foundation customer.

�We look forward to supporting iiNet�s ongoing success by ensuring that they can deliver a faster service and more cost effective solutions to their customers,� Mr Rushworth said.

iiNet�s CEO, Michael Malone said this would benefit customers by providing greater capacity on some of the busiest international routes for Internet traffic.

�As a foundation customer with Pacific Fibre, our customers will enjoy some of the fastest paths when accessing internationalcontent both now and well into the future� Mr Malone said.

�We have always supported competition in theInternational cable space, and the additional capacity and choice Pacific Fibre is delivering can only be good for both our business and the industry in general.�

Pacific Fibre�s undersea cable system will connect Australia to New Zealand, then on to the USA. It is scheduled to be in commercial service by early 2014.