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Press Release -- January 16th, 2012
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Axin and Huawei Marine Finalize Survey Agreement for Optikor Network

Tianjin, China, 16 January, 2012]: Axin Limited and Huawei Marine today announced the finalization of a survey agreement for the trans-Tasman Optikor Network.

The survey to be launched is a critical element of the project, as the data collected will allow Huawei Marine to deploy a system properly designed for the changing conditions along the route and the information received will greatly enhance system security.

This new trans-Tasman link, which is set to be completed by the end of 2013, will be more than 3,000KM in length and will connect Sydney, Australia with South Island and North Island, New Zealand. Initially designed to provide a capacity of 120G with 1 fiber pair, the link will eventually provide 6.4 Tbit/s with 2 fibre pairs. This solution will address the large capacity requirements in the region and become the main broadband solution provider between Australia and New Zealand.

As plans for Australia's National Broadband Network and New Zealand's Ultra Fast Broadband initiatives continue, the necessity of efficient international communications across the Tasman has become increasingly important. The Optikor Network will provide high capacity, high speed, and a secure and reliable environment to transport the future expansion flow of the information for the two countries.

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