Telecom NZ, Vodafone and Telstra partner for trans-Tasman cable

19 February 2013

Telecom New Zealand, Vodafone and Telstra have signed a non-binding MoU to co-invest in a submarine cable between Auckland, New Zealand and Sydney, Australia.

The cable named Tasman Global Access (TGA) is designed to significantly improve New Zealand’s international telecoms connectivity and to strengthen the country’s links with Asian markets.

TGA is expected to cost less than $60 million and will incorporate three fibre pairs. It will have a design capacity of 30Tbps, 300 times today’s internet data demand out of New Zealand.

The design is expected to...

Topics: Telecom NZ, Vodafone, Telstra, partner, trans-Tasman, cable, Auckland, New Zealand, Sydney