Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP andTE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, have announced an agreement whereby the latter will supply backup network operations center (B-NOC) services for the former’s submarine cable system. TE SubCom built the submarine network, which connects Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, and the U.S. mainland and achieved ready-for-service status earlier this summer (see “Hawaiki Submarine Cable system ready for service”).
TE SubCom will supply the B-NOC services from its Eatontown, NJ, headquarters. The Hawaiki submarine cable system’s primary NOCs are in Australia and New Zealand. The B-NOC capabilities include global, continuous monitoring that includes high-level and regional visibility into network status.
“We are committed to meeting the highest service standards to ensure our customers’ satisfaction and success,” said Hawaiki Chief Network Officer Florent Blot. “Network support and security are among our top priorities, and this contract with TE SubCom will further enhance the resiliency of our NOC facilities, including control centers spread over three locations in New Zealand, Australia, and the USA.”
The 15,000-km Hawaiki Cable System offers 43 Tbps of capacity and includes landing points in Sydney, Australia; Mangawhai Heads, New Zealand; Tafuna, American Samoa; Kapolei, HI; and Pacific City, OR. Stubbed branching units have been installed for future connections into New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Anchor customers include Amazon Web Services, Vodafone, American Samoa Telecommunications Authority (ASTCA), and Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand (REANNZ). The submarine cable installation cost $300 million and took 27 months to complete.
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