Auckland, 1 October 2013 – Zealand ISP Voyager has signed a letter of intent with submarine cable group Hawaiki Cable Limited, confirming its intention to acquire international bandwidth on the trans-Tasman and trans-Pacific segments of the Hawaiki submarine cable system.
Hawaiki’s 14,000 km trans-Pacific cable, scheduled for completion in late 2015, will link New Zealand, Australia and Hawaii to the US west coast. The multi-million dollar deal with Voyager, founded by entrepreneur Seeby Woodhouse, will see the ISP purchase substantial capacity over the next 10 years.
Voyager CEO Seeby Woodhouse said the opportunity to purchase capacity on a second international cable out of New Zealand was great news. “A single sub-sea cable system to the outside world has isolated New Zealand businesses from internet-based revenue opportunities,” he said. “A carrier-neutral cable, like Hawaiki, is a step closer to lower wholesale data rates and faster and cheaper internet for consumers.”
Hawaiki Cable CEO Rémi Galasso said he was delighted to work with Voyager. “Seeby is a savvy operator and understands the benefits a new cable system will deliver to New Zealand. Voyager is a perfect partner for Hawaiki and we appreciate their support.”
Voyager Hawaiki Cable
Seeby Woodhouse – CEO Ludovic Hutier – Chief Operation Officer
About Hawaiki Cable
Hawaiki Cable is a New Zealand registered bandwidth supplier in the Pacific submarine cable market,
and the owner and developer of the Hawaiki submarine cable system. The Hawaiki cable is a
repeatered submarine cable system with a design capacity of 20 Tbps linking Whangarei, Sydney,
Hawaii and the US West coast.
Voyager Internet is a business-focused ISP and Telco in New Zealand. Voyager recently purchased a
large number of web hosting and domain name registration companies, and now registers around
115,000 domain names, or 1 in 5 domain names in New Zealand. Voyager also offers high-speed
Internet services including Fibre and VDSL, and will soon be rolling out a suite of cloud based phone
services as well.