Capacity upgrade planned for Hawaiki cable

Gavin Evans
Mon, 24 Sep 2018

By Gavin Evans Sept. 24 (BusinessDesk) - Hawaiki Submarine Cable has contracted with US-based Ciena Corp to increase the capacity of its deep-sea fibre optic cable by more than half. The 15,000-kilometre cable links Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific and the United States and started operating in July with a transmission capacity of 43.8 terabits of data a second. Now Hawaiki plans to upgrade that to 67 terabits per second using Ciena’s GeoMesh solution. That will give Hawaiki the lowest cost for per bit of data transmitted, and le...

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