Hawaiian Telcom to serve as Hawaiki's submarine cable landing station

New Zealand-based Hawaiki Cable Limited, the owner and developer of Hawaiki submarine cable system, has chosen Hawaiian Telcom to be its landing partner in Hawaii.

Hawaiki will land its proposed 14,000 km trans-Pacific cable from Australia and New Zealand to the U.S. West Coast in O'ahu, Hawaii.

Under the terms of the agreement, Hawaiian Telcom will provide Hawaiki with turnkey infrastructure and connectivity, including a cable landing station and terrestrial infrastructure in Makaha, O'ahu. In addition, Hawaiian Telcom will oversee all of the necessary permitting processes with the local government in Hawaii.

Remi Galasso, CEO of Hawaiki Cable Limited, said O'ahu is a key hub for traffic diversity in the North Pacific region and presented the best opportunity to interconnect with other submarine cable systems.

"We have great expectations for our Hawai'i landing station and took our time to select the best partner," Galasso said in a release. "As the leading communications provider in Hawai'i, Hawaiian Telcom has a deep understanding of the local regulatory process as well as the knowledge and expertise to deliver a truly open access cable landing station that will offer a wide range of domestic backhaul solutions to Hawaiki's customers."

Hawaiian Telcom has been an active participant in the submarine cable market.

The service provider recently announced that it became a member of the Southeast Asia--United States (SEA-US) consortium to build and operate a trans-Pacific submarine cable system, connecting Indonesia, Philippines, Guam, Hawaii and California.

For more:
- see the release

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