New Zealand starts work on Tasman Global Access subsea cable

Thursday 17 March 2016 | 09:24 CET | News
Telecommunications companies Spark, Vodafone New Zealand and Telstra announced the start of work this month in Raglan to lay the first section of the Tasman Global Access (TGA) undersea cable. The operators are investing USD 70 million to build the TGA cable, which is expected to improve New Zealand's international broadband connectivity through improved redundancy and better connections with the five main international cable systems serving Australia. The consortium of Spark, Vodafone and Telstra has contracted Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks, now part of Nokia, to lay the first cable

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Categories: Fixed
Companies: Alcatel-Lucent / Nokia / Spark / Telstra / Vodafone New Zealand
Countries: New Zealand
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