Close dialog

Hawaiki Transpacific Submarine Cable System

High capacity link between Australia, New Zealand and the United States

Product overview

Hawaiki Transpacific Submarine Cable System is a 15,000km high capacity cable connecting Australia and New Zealand to the mainland US, as well as American Samoa and Hawaii, including potential future connections to New Caledonia, Fiji and Tonga. It offers high-speed, low-latency connectivity with the latest technology to meet the growing demand for bandwidth in the Pacific region.

Key features

Privately owned and carrier neutral 

Includes stubbed branching units to allow potential future connections to New Caledonia, Fiji and Tonga

The offered capacity is available as SDH, OTN and Ethernet capacity

Available through a variety of commercial models:

  • Lease at 10Gb and 100Gb
  • IRUs at 10Gb and 100Gb

Long-term IRUs

Hawaiki landing points

Sydney, Australia

Mangawhai Heads, New Zealand

Tafuna, American Samoa

Kapolei, Hawaii, USA

Pacific City, Oregon, USA

Linking Australia and New Zealand to the US

The international bandwidth market in Australia and New Zealand is projected to grow by 11,000% in the next 10 years. Global connectivity and access to faster and more resilient internet connectivity is vital to the region.

The 15,000km fibre optic deep-sea Hawaiki cable across the Pacific Ocean offers a solution to this growing capacity need through high-speed, low-latency connectivity with the latest technology.

Hawaiki is a privately-owned, carrier-neutral cable system that commenced commercial operation on 20 July 2018. Vodafone is an anchor tenant on the system and will be able to deliver tailored capacity solutions.

With potential future connections to New Caledonia, Fiji and Tonga, Hawaiki will significantly enhance the region’s connectivity to the rest of the world.

“As an anchor tenant of the Hawaiki cable system, Vodafone can now offer our customers triversity across the international cable systems that connect New Zealand to the world.” Vodafone’s chief executive Russell Stanners

Why partners choose Hawaiki

Carrier neutrality

Low latency – AU-US 135ms

High capacity, serving large corporates with high bandwidth requirements

Greater connectivity and diversity across the Pacific region

Industry recognition


Best Global Wholesale Carrier - Data
Global Carrier Awards 2017
Capacity Media

Related articles

How Submarine Cables are laid

How submarine cables are laid >

Have you ever wondered how submarine cables are laid? This animation from Vodafone Carrier Services shows how these vital cables are laid and maintained, in order to ensure the world stays connected.

Related products

About Vodafone Carrier Services

Vodafone Carrier Services manages the commercial relationships with over 1,000 communications service providers globally and offers a broad portfolio of voice, network connectivity, and messaging services.

Vodafone has one of the most reliable and wide-reaching global networks that spans across and between Europe, North America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. It is ranked in the Top 10 Global Internet Providers and for the fourth consecutive year is the world’s largest international voice carrier.

Through a single connection to Vodafone, a service provider can support its worldwide communication needs and access the unrivalled scale and reach of Vodafone’s network, benefiting from the same quality management used to support its own global customers.