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Vodafone New Zealand has announced that it will be an anchor tenant of the Pacific Fibre cable planned for construction in 2013 and launch in 2014.

The ten-year, multi-million-dollar agreement will make Vodafone NZ the fledgling fibre company’s largest customer to date. Other organisations already signed on with Pacific Fibre include Australian ISP iiNet and New Zealand’s academic network, REANNZ.

If built, the planned cable will connect Australia, New Zealand and America, and will be the third trans-Pacific fibre (preceded by the Southern Cross Cable Network and Telstra’s Endeavour cable, of which only SCCN is available for third-party customer traffic).

Vodafone NZ CEO Russell Stanners says the deal will allow his company to “scale our customer offers over the next ten years,” according to a story published in the New Zealand Herald.

Pacific Fibre expects to have a design capacity of 12.8 Tbps. Earlier this year, the company contracted TE SubCom to construct the 12,750 Km two-fibre-pair cable. Each fibre is designed to carry 128 wavelengths. ®

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