Monday, 15 April 2019 10:11

Hawaiki broadens US network with new PoP in Seattle

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New Zealand cable operator Hawaiki Submarine Cable has extended its presence in the United States from Hillsboro, Oregon, to the Westin Building Exchange carrier hotel and data centre in Seattle, Washington, to support its clients’ capacity requirements between New Zealand, Australia, and the US.

The Hawaiki trans-Pacific cable, launched in July 2018, is a 15,000-km fibre optic deep-sea, carrier-neutral cable with a design capacity of 67Tbps. It is the fastest and largest capacity link connecting Australia and New Zealand to Hawaii and mainland United States.

A statement from the company said Hawaiki selected the Westin Building Exchange as it had a large number of global carriers, simplified connectivity options and available cloud services that had been the hallmark of the original trans-Pacific, terabit fibre hub on the US West coast.

“Choosing the WBX in Seattle was a natural but strategic decision for us,” said Hawaiki chief executive Remi Galasso. “With over 250 carriers, cloud and content providers within their ecosystem, we could not have found a more ideal location.”

Hawaiki has now expanded its reach in the US and provides PoP to PoP capacity between Sydney, Auckland and Seattle to its customers.

“At WBX, we are simplifying access to carriers, companies, clouds, countries and continents,” said Michael Boyle, strategic planning director with WBX.

“The reason organisations like Hawaiki establish a presence with the Westin Building Exchange is due to the availability of multiple, cost-effective connectivity options and direct access to all major carriers and cloud providers, located in our building.”

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