Telcos issue tender for Tasman Global Access cable

13 Jun 2013

Telecom New Zealand, Vodafone New Zealand and Australia’s Telstra have issued a tender for their proposed Tasman Global Access cable between Auckland and Sydney. In a statement the companies say they expect responses to the tender in two months, while the contract for the 2300km, USD60 million cable is expected to be awarded by the end of the year. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in 2014, with the partners optimistic that the cable will be operational by 2015.

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