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NZ-AU subsea cable names data center for U.S point of presence

04 Oct 2017

Hawaiki Submarine Cable has selected Peak 10 + ViaWest’s Brookwood data center in Oregon as its U.S point of presence.

Headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand, Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP  is the owner and developer of the Hawaiki submarine cable system (Hawaiki).

The cable will stretch more than 14,000 km across the Pacific Ocean and will be the first carrier-neutral, low-latency, fiber optic connection between the U.S., Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand and American Samoa, carrying up to 43 Terabits per second.

"We are thrilled that Hawaiki Submarine Cable chose our Brookwood data center as the termination point for its highly-anticipated cable system," comments Chris Downie, CEO for Peak 10 + ViaWest.

"We are committed to delivering new and industry-leading interconnection services to our customers, enabling fast, secure and reliable connections to their operations, partners and end users across the globe. We're extremely proud to offer this new capability."

Peak 10 + ViaWest customers will have direct access to the Hawaiki cable using a cross connect, and the cable will provide access to international telecom carriers.

These benefits will be available to customers in any of the 40 Peak 10 + ViaWest data centers across the United States, leveraging the company's 100 Gigabit network backbone.

In addition, customers in other Hillsboro-area data centers may access the Hawaiki cable via metro cross-connects on the Coastcom Hillsboro Data Center Fiber Ring.

"Oregon is the home of hyperscale cloud computing on the US west coast, and Hillsboro is the fiber optic hub where the networks of all major cloud computing companies and internet service providers converge and interconnect," says Randy Neals, president of business development for Hawaiki Cable North America.

"Hawaiki selected Peak 10 + ViaWest because of its long experience in the Hillsboro market."

"The New Zealand business community is excited for all that the Hawaiki cable will provide," adds Tim Groser, New Zealand ambassador to the United States.

"With faster links and seamless connectivity to the rest of the world, New Zealand's economy is sure to benefit from our direct fiber connection to the Peak 10 + ViaWest Brookwood facility."

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