Kordia confident on cable plans

4 Nov 2008

The New Zealand telco Kordia says it is confident its plans to lay an undersea cable between New Zealand and Australia will go ahead despite worries over the financial viability of the project. Computerworld quotes Kordia’s general manager of strategic development, Susie Stone, who says: ‘Kordia has no concern.’ She says that Kordia still intends for the system to go live in mid-2009, even though its Australian partner, Pipe Networks, is talking about modifying its plans due to credit market turmoil. The trans-Tasman submarine cable would link with another cable being built by Pipe between Sydney and the regional hub in Guam.

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