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Press Release -- January 17th, 2012
Source: Huawei
Tags: Construction, Expansion, Submarine Cable

Axin and Huawei Marine Finalize Survey Agreement for Optikor Network

Tianjin, China, 17 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.

About Axin Limited

Axin Limited, founded in 2010, is fully invested by the Sino Telecommunication, and plays major role in the national broad band project of New Zealand.

About Huawei Marine Networks Co., Ltd.

Huawei Marine Networks Co., Limited (Huawei Marine) is a joint venture established by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. and Global Marine Systems Limited. Based on the advantages of the two parent companies, Huawei Marine integrates the state-of-the-art technologies in telecommunications and the experiences of marine operation near 100 years, committing itself to the construction of global submarine cable communication networks. Huawei Marine provides highly reliable, cost-effective solutions and end-to-end services including project management, installation, and technical support for submarine cable system operators.

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