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Thu, 11th Nov 2010
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According to Vector, the 18 month project is part of Transpower’s national grid upgrade that aims to reinforce communications technology which monitors and controls the flow of electricity between substations. Vector Chief Executive Simon Mackenzie said, “There are clear efficiency and economic gains to be made from ultra-fast connectivity, not to mention reliability of the network.”

The final stage of the project involved connecting nine substations around the western ring from Silverdale to Mangere.

Vector’s high-capacity fibre network is said to offer carrier-grade connectivity, with inbuilt resilience and scalability.

“It’s this kind of technology and the peace of mind it provides that made Vector’s fibre-optics the optimal choice for Transpower,” said Mackenzie.

Vector says it continues to experience growth with demand for network and has recently extended its fibre reach beyond Wellington to Christchurch, with more provincial connectivity coming before Christmas.