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With improved digital connectivity a priority across the Pacific region, the AIFFP is working with BW Digital to increase capacity of the Hawaiki Nui submarine cable.

Extending the Hawaiki Nui submarine cable network

Extending the Hawaiki Nui submarine cable network

Regional

Signed and Announced

Type:
Telecommunications

Delivery partners

BW Digital

Australia, through the AIFFP, has signed agreements with BW Digital to supply and install branching units and for an indefeasible right of use for capacity on the Hawaiki Nui submarine cable.

The Hawaiki Nui cable is expected to link South-East Asia, Australasia and North America, with the ready-for-service date expected in 2026.

This arrangement highlights Australia’s commitment to bridge the digital divide and facilitate secure and resilient high-speed internet connectivity to Pacific island countries.

Supporting increased connectivity and resilience

Linking South-East Asia, Australasia and North America

AIFFP contribution

The arrangement is 100 per cent grant funded.

Impact

The branching units will benefit Pacific island countries by providing the opportunity for operators to branch into the Hawaiki Nui cable trunk. This will allow for direct connection to regional hubs, providing international connectivity resilience and latency benefits for the countries that connect.

Through improved digital connections, Pacific island countries will have greater access to global markets and information, promoting economic growth.