May 30, 2018
Kordia lights up Taitokerau for iwi
Iwi-owned fibre network operator Taitokerau Fibre Networks has selected state-owned network infrastructure company Kordia to upgrade its links between Auckland and Whangarei.
Kordia will increase the capacity of the fibre optic cable by almost 50 times with dense wavelength division multiplexing, which allows the use of multiple distinct light carriers within the same physical piece of glass.
Taitokerau Fibre Networks is 80 per cent owned by Te Rarawa, Ngati Whatua and Whaingaroa with the balance owned by Southpark Utilities.
It provides backhaul capacity to other services like the Ultra-Fast Broadband and Rural Broadband Initiatives.
The deal means the Whangarei network becomes an extension to Kordia’s existing DWDM network, enabling high-speed connectivity between Northland and other North Island main centres.
Taitokerau Fibre director June McCabe says the company was formed in 2011 to address Northland’s limited connectivity, and it is now looking at extending its backhaul cable further north.
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