AUCKLAND, New Zealand & ANCHORAGE, Alaska--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP, the New Zealand owner and developer of
Hawaiki submarine cable system, has selected Alaska Communications
(NASDAQ: ALSK) as its landing and operating partner in Oregon.
Hawaiki will land its proposed 14,000 km trans-Pacific cable between
Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and the U.S. West Coast in Pacific City,
Following the completion of the marine survey of the 4,000 km segment
between Pacific City and Honolulu, Hawaiki has achieved another key
milestone of the system deployment by securing its Oregon operations
through a Landing Party Agreement with Alaska Communications.
"Oregon is probably the best state on the U.S. West Coast to land a
submarine cable. The coast is relatively safe, the state permitting
process is efficient and most importantly, our customers like Oregon's
diversity and easy access to U.S. networks and data centers. We are
pleased to have a long-term partnership with Alaska Communications, who
understands our customers' requirements in terms of system performance
and quality of service," said Gina Bohreer, senior vice president North
America of Hawaiki.
"As part of the U.S. permitting process for international submarine
cable, Hawaiki has subsequently submitted its application to the Federal
"Hawaiki and Alaska Communications are both committed to the highest
quality and reliability standards. Today, Alaska Communications manages
two geographically diverse, submarine cables between Alaska and the
Pacific Northwest. We have leveraged our expertise in submarine cable
operations to provide landing station and network management
capabilities to several other Trans Pacific submarine systems. Now, we
are pleased to extend our network managed service capabilities to
Hawaiki and its Oregon landing station," said Bill Bishop, senior vice
president, business markets at Alaska Communications.
About Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP
Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP, headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand, is
the owner and developer of the Hawaiki submarine cable system (Hawaiki).
Hawaiki is a 14,000 km carrier-neutral cable linking Australia, New
Zealand, Hawaii and Oregon, on the U.S. West Coast. It will deliver more
than 30 Tbps of capacity and will be the fastest and largest link
between the U.S. and Australia and New Zealand.
For more information, visit www.hawaikicable.co.nz
About Alaska Communications
Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK) is a leading provider of advanced
broadband and managed IT services for businesses and consumers in
Alaska. The company operates a highly reliable, advanced statewide data
and voice network with the latest technology and the most diverse
undersea fiber optic system connecting Alaska to the contiguous U.S. For
more information, visit http://www.alaskacommunications.com
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