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#277090 25-Sep-2020 09:00
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Just received:

 

 

A six-month project to upgrade Vodafone NZ’s entire international optical network is complete, enabling a dedicated, resilient and diverse set of internet pathways upon which international data can be transferred at millisecond speed.

 

This means Vodafone NZ is now the only operator in New Zealand offering exclusive-use optical capacity across all three international fibre optic cables - Tasman Global Access (TGA), Southern Cross and Hawaiki - providing a service that large organisations are increasingly using to enable dedicated, high speed and high capacity data transfer between countries.

 

Andrew McDonald, Head of Wholesale, Vodafone NZ explains: “Data transfer is increasingly important in today’s inter-connected world, and organisations like banks and government agencies need to know their data is transferred via reliable and resilient pathways. New Zealanders are consuming around 40% more data every year and so businesses need to plan for future growth in applications.

 

“This rebuild of our international optical network offers a step-change in how we can manage internet traffic, connecting all three major submarine cables linking New Zealand with Australia, the South Pacific and North America.

 

“This is important for applications like video calling, where enterprises need to transmit video from thousands of online conference calls between locations across New Zealand and Sydney in millisecond speed. No one likes lags or buffering delays, and this new technology increases capacity on our international fibre optic technology.

 

“This international optical fibre network is another great example where sensible infrastructure sharing can make sense, enabling us to wholesale services to other industry participants so that they can then in turn provide great retail services to customers.”

 

Vodafone and Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) have been working closely to complete the network upgrade using the 6500 Converged Packet Optical platform.

 

“The eruption of the global content economy has made programmable optical networks critical in meeting user demands especially across borders,” said Matt Vesperman, Managing Director for Ciena Australia and New Zealand. “Ciena’s proven track record in coherent technology innovation enables Vodafone to deliver high levels of performance and accelerate innovation.”

 





 

 

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  #2573978 25-Sep-2020 09:09
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  #2574060 25-Sep-2020 09:53
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What's with the marketing term "millisecond speed"? Has Vodafone got a network that is faster than the speed of light?


 
 
 
 


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  #2574090 25-Sep-2020 10:45
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Noodles:

 

What's with the marketing term "millisecond speed"? Has Vodafone got a network that is faster than the speed of light?

 

 

Wormhole.





 

 

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  #2574120 25-Sep-2020 11:35
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freitasm:

 

Noodles:

 

What's with the marketing term "millisecond speed"? Has Vodafone got a network that is faster than the speed of light?

 

 

Wormhole.

 

 

But using this tech would cause a rift in the Space/Time continuum, wouldn't it? 





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  #2574121 25-Sep-2020 11:35
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Disappointed to read the title and then not find this thread full of pictures of awesome red U-boats.


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  #2574122 25-Sep-2020 11:35
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elpenguino:

 

Disappointed to read the title and then not find this thread full of pictures of awesome red U-boats.

 

Ditto

 

 





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  #2574123 25-Sep-2020 11:39
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Can we get a ride on one of their submarines?


 
 
 
 


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  #2574173 25-Sep-2020 12:33
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elpenguino:

 

Disappointed to read the title and then not find this thread full of pictures of awesome red U-boats.

 

 

 

 

Phew. I thought I was the only one thinking this.





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  #2574197 25-Sep-2020 13:01
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freitasm:

 

 

 

Must be a marketing slide, as Both SouthernCross and Hawaiki land in Hillsboro ,and the 2nd SouthernCross is Morro Bay which is just north of LA.

 

Also TGA comes out of Raglan. Doesn't do a split like that.

 

But cool to see a carrier using all 3 cable systems out of NZ.

 

 

 

 


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  #2574208 25-Sep-2020 13:20
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Two things:

 

 

     

  1. Is this picture accurate, or is some 'artistic license' being taken?
    I didn't think there was a tap off the TGA mid-Tasman coming ashore in Auckland, I though the only landing place was in Raglan?
  2. Are Vodafone actually offering TGA circuit termination in Hamilton? I'm pretty sure @sbiddle said some months ago that all TGA circuits were being terminated only in Auckland (Mayoral Drive maybe?)
    If you had a data centre in Hamilton (Hello, Datacom!) being able to buy a TGA circuit from Vodafone that runs Hamilton DC - Raglan - Narrabeen - Sydney DC, and another Southern Cross one from somebody else that runs Hamilton DC - Auckland - Alexandria - Sydney DC would be highly attractive.

 

 

 

 


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  #2574226 25-Sep-2020 13:38
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elpenguino:

Disappointed to read the title and then not find this thread full of pictures of awesome red U-boats.



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  #2574455 25-Sep-2020 18:52
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FYI Trustpower will be picking up TGA in Hamilton within the next two or three weeks.  This has only just very recently been made possible.  So yes TGA is being delivered natively in Hamilton.


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  #2574487 25-Sep-2020 20:51
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Looks to be no millisecond speed into Asia.


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