The New Zealand-headquartered Hawaiki Submarine Cable Limited Partnership is back in the news with the announcement of the launch of the Hawaiki Nui submarine cable system, which it calls the first and largest spatial division multiplexing (SDM) cable linking South-east Asia, Australasia and North America.
Construction of the estimated 22,000 km Hawaiki Nui system is due to start in 2022, with an expected cable ready-for-service date in 2025.
Hawaiki Nui will have a design capacity of 240 Tbps and provide end-to-end connectivity between the three main hubs of the Pacific region: Singapore, Sydney and Los Angeles.
Landings are also planned in the Indonesian capital Jakarta and in Batam, the largest city in the province of Riau Islands. Thus Hawaiki Nui will be the first subsea cable to deliver Indonesia triple connectivity to Singapore, Australia and the US.
Hawaiki has selected leading operator PT Mora Telematika Indonesia (Moratelindo) as its strategic partner for Indonesia. Under the partnership agreement, Moratelindo will act as the Indonesian landing party and acquire all corresponding permits and authorisations in Indonesia for the Hawaiki Nui project. It will also play a key role in the system design and deployment, from the definition of the optimal subsea route and landings in Indonesia to the provision of local terrestrial infrastructures for landing the subsea cable.
Moratelindo is one of the largest telecommunications infrastructure service providers in Indonesia. It has deployed a fibre optic cable network of more than 48,515 km with 18,360 Gpbs capacity, including both terrestrial and subsea links.
Since its establishment in 2000, Moratelindo has been developing the country’s digital ecosystem, providing domestic and international connectivity services as well as data centre services to the Indonesian market.