Over the Wire to deploy second New Zealand PoP

30 September 2016 | Jason McGee-Abe


Over the Wire (OTW) is planning to establish its second network point of presence (PoP) in Albany, New Zealand, bringing its total number of PoPs to 25.

The new PoP, which will be situated north of Auckland, will be deployed in the coming months. The IT and telecoms service provider, which already has diverse connectivity from its existing network presence in Auckland through to the Australian MPLS core network, sees the move as “key” to “delivering redundant PoPs in New Zealand and meeting increased demand for its services”.

“Our initial expansion into New Zealand in 2012 was to allow better access to services for our Australian clients with a presence there. Over time we have expanded this to include like-minded providers wanting to gain access to the Australian market for voice and data services,” said OTW’s managing director Michael Omeros. “The engagements have been positive and we plan to continue this expansion within New Zealand over time by growing our offerings and increasing our presence.” 

Establishing a new local network PoP enables OTW to form relationships with local wholesale carriers. OTW presently manages over 30 wholesale network vendor relationships, with services currently deployed in Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines.