Fibre provider, Enable Services, has partnered with Huawei New Zealand to supply fibre equipment for Christchurch’s 3500 kilometre Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) network.
The multi-million dollar contract includes fibre ducting, fibre optic cables and open access layer two network products. Residents in surrounding districts such as Waimakariri and Selwyn will also have access to UFB following the project completion.
The access network will use gigabit passive optical network (GPON) and gigabit point-to-point ethernet over the Huawei network equipment, and a metro ethernet switching system.
Enable Services network general manager, John Humm, said in a statement that the network equipment will deliver services to homes, schools and businesses in the city for the next 50 years.
The deal follows the signing of a contract in November 2011 between Huawei and Ultrafast Fibre to build a UFB network in the Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki and Wanganui regions.
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