Feeds

Pacific Fibre adds Voda NZ as anchor tenant

Inches closer to viability

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

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. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know
'Missy' Cummings on UAVs, smartcars and dying from boredom
Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!
No biological clockwatching when you work in Silicon Valley
The 'fun-nification' of computer education – good idea?
Compulsory code schools, luvvies love it, but what about Maths and Physics?
Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots
We know what the Doctor does, stop going on about it already
'Cowardly, venomous trolls' threatened with TWO-YEAR sentences for menacing posts
UK government: 'Taking a stand against a baying cyber-mob'
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
Sysadmin with EBOLA? Gartner's issued advice to debug your biz
Start hoarding cleaning supplies, analyst firm says, and assume your team will scatter
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.