Published February 20, 2020
REANNZ strengthens network with additional capacity and resiliency
Hawaiki delivers all-in-one connectivity solution involving multiple cables and services
REANNZ expands reach in the Pacific with new subsea routes and PoPs
Auckland, New Zealand – February 20, 2020 – Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP and Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand today announced the signing of a significant agreement to provide the country’s peak research network with a crucial boost in international cable capacity and resiliency.
REANNZ was an anchor tenant for the Hawaiki Transpacific Cable – launched for commercial service mid-2018. Its high-performance network allows researchers to send and receive massive data transfers within the global research and education communities, supporting real-time collaboration on critical research projects.
Following the contract signed today, Hawaiki will provide REANNZ with more resilient end-to-end connectivity, as well as additional capacity on both the Hawaiki network and diverse trans-Tasman and trans-Pacific subsea routes.
Dianna Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of REANNZ said: “We are delighted to be able to not only support our members through the robust service that we offer now, however with this next step we will provide a greater level of service resiliency that ensures continuity and grows opportunities”.
REANNZ will now expand its reach in Australia and the US, including new Points of Presence in Sydney, Guam and Hawaii, further strengthening its network infrastructure with future-proof capacity.
Remi Galasso, Chief Executive Officer of Hawaiki said it is natural the company would extend its partnership with REANNZ, and he looks forward to collaborating further in advancing the digital transformation of the Pacific.
“We are very proud to pursue our partnership with REANNZ and increase the scope of our collaboration. Research and Education are at the heart of Hawaiki’s development and this new contract will help to both extend and improve connections between research organisations throughout the region,”
The Hawaiki transpacific cable system is the fastest and largest capacity link between New Zealand, Australia, Hawaii and mainland United States.
The deal announced with REANNZ today comes after Hawaiki was honoured at last month’s Pacific Telecommunications Council awards in Honolulu, taking home prizes for ‘Outstanding Ecosystem Collaboration’ and ‘Outstanding ICT Education Provider’ for the revolutionary HoloCampus telepresence project.
Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP, headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand, owns and operates the Hawaiki submarine cable system (Hawaiki). Hawaiki is the first and only carrier-neutral submarine cable linking Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and Oregon, on the U.S. west coast. For more information, visit www.hawaikicable.co.nz or connect with Hawaiki on Twitter and LinkedIn.
REANNZ is a Crown entity that operates the National Research and Education Network (NREN) for New Zealand. They provide a specialised high-performance network and other supporting services that connect and support creators and users in the science, research and education sectors both nationally and internationally. For more information, visit our website www.reannz.co.nz or follow REANNZ on Twitter.
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