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Hawaiki inks new capacity deal with REANNZ

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Hawaiki Submarine Cable has entered into an agreement with Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand.

Under the terms of the agreement, the two will deliver the country’s peak research network as well as a crucial boost in international cable capacity and resiliency.

“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,” said Dianna Taylor, chief executive officer of REANNZ.

REANNZ was an anchor tenant on the Hawaiki Transpacific Cable and through the contract signed today, Hawaiki will provide REANNZ with more resilient end-to-end connectivity, as well as additionally capacity on both the Hawaiki network and diverse trans-Tasman and trans-Pacific subsea routes.

Specifically, REANNZ will extend 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.

“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,” added Remi Galasso (pictured), chief executive officer of Hawaiki.

REANNZ 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.

In November 2019, Hawaiki entered into a multi-million agreement with the Société Calédonienne de Connectivité Internationale (SCCI), a newly launched carrier in New Caledonia.

Under the terms of the contract, Hawaiki will develop a turn-key solution for SCCI to connect the island of Hawaiki to New Caledonia. HSC will build a new subsea branch to the capital city of Noumea on its existing Hawaiki cable, as well as giving the island significant capacity on the system.

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