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Trustpower selects Hawaiki as key connectivity partner

15 May 2019
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Trustpower, one of New Zealand’s leading ISPs and power utilities, and Hawaiki Submarine Cable announced the signing of an agreement to provide Trustpower with significant capacity on the Hawaiki submarine cable system.

Launched in July 2018, the Hawaiki Transpacific Cable System is the fastest and largest capacity link between New Zealand, Australia, Hawaii and mainland United States with a design capacity of 67 Tbps.

This deal is the latest in a series of commercial wins for Hawaiki, as demand for capacity on the cable continues to increase throughout Oceania, the Pacific and internationally.

New Zealand’s fourth-largest ISP, Trustpower selected Hawaiki for its innovative capacity solution, direct access to the US West coast and competitive offerings, that have been hallmarks of the carrier-neutral provider from its inception.

“Forming the relationship with Hawaiki was logical as we continue to grow,” said Trustpower CEO Vince Hawksworth. “As more customers connect to higher-speed plans and consume more data, there is a need to contract directly with asset owners to deliver sustainable and resilient internet products and services to our customers.”

Through this partnership, Trustpower expands its ISP network to the US, including a new Point of Presence in Hillsboro, Oregon and secures its own international connectivity with future-proof capacity on the Hawaiki transpacific cable system. 

“Hawaiki recognises the New Zealand market’s need for customised connectivity services that provide greater elasticity and improve revenue generation in a highly competitive market,” said Hawaiki CEO Remi Galasso.

“We are proud to work with Trustpower, one of New Zealand fastest-growing ISPs, which shares our ambition to serve bandwidth-hungry customers with the most comprehensive and cost-effective solution.”

Hawaiki Submarine Cable is headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand and owns the Hawaiki submarine cable system. Hawaiki is the first and only carrier-neutral submarine cable linking Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and Oregon, on the U.S. west coast.