We had some big news this week as we learned of a third undersea cable, the Moana, which will be built by Alcatel-Lucent and will connect NZ to Hawaii. With a fair bit happening in this space, I thought it would be a good idea to provide a brief overview of the current plays and some questions that come to mind for me as a result.
So, here is a brief recap of where we find ourselves at present:
Some thoughts on all of this:
So that’s it, a busy and interesting time ahead, and I expect to see a white flag from Hawaiki in the new year.
Brendan Ritchie is the CEO of DTS, a business focused ISP that has been supplying clients across Australia and New Zealand with internet, voice and tailored WAN solutions since 2002. Tweet him on @bcarmody.