Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP recently announced extending its US presence from Hillsboro, OR to the Westin Building Exchange (WBX) carrier hotel and data center in Seattle, WA to support its clients’ capacity requirements between New Zealand, Australia, and the United States. Hawaiki selected the Westin Building Exchange as its newest point of presence based upon the large number of global carriers, simplified connectivity options and available cloud services that have been the hallmark of the original transpacific, terabit fiber hub on the U.S. West coast. Through this partnership with the Westin exchange, Hawaiki expands its reach in the US and provides PoP to PoP capacity between Sydney, Auckland and Seattle to its customers.
“Choosing the WBX in Seattle was a natural but strategic decision for us,” said Remi Galasso, Chief Executive Officer, Hawaiki. “With over 250 carriers, cloud and content providers within their ecosystem we could not have found a more ideal location.”
One of the leading data center and colocation facilities in the world, the Westin Building Exchange (WBX) provides neutral connectivity points to Asian, Canadian, European, and American network service providers, carriers, and ISPs, in addition to access to the Seattle Internet Exchange (SIX) and the Pacific Northwest Gigapop (PNWGP).
“At WBX, we are simplifying access to carriers, companies, clouds, countries and continents,” said Michael Boyle, Strategic Planning Director with WBX. “The reason organizations like Hawaiki establish a presence with the Westin Building Exchange is due to the availability of multiple, cost-effective connectivity options and direct access to all major carriers and cloud providers, located in our building.”
Being carrier-neutral and independently owned, the Hawaiki cable also offers many service and cost benefits for Telcos, ISPs, Cloud service providers and others. Launched in July 2018, the Hawaiki transpacific cable is a 15,000 km fibre optic deep-sea, carrier-neutral cable with a design capacity of 67 Tbps. Hawaiki delivers seamless connectivity and is the fastest and largest capacity link connecting Australia and New Zealand to Hawaii and mainland United States. And as the largest and fastest link, it delivers innovative capacity solutions to achieve a faster time to market, and improved revenue generation.