CONCURRENT SESSION 2C
Thursday 7 September 2017
Time: 11.00am - 12.30pm
Hawaiki – connecting New Zealand’s R&E sector to the world via a second Trans Pacific cable
All of New Zealand’s internet traffic (in essence) is currently delivered via the Southern Cross Cable Network. Next year will see the construction of the Hawaiki Cable – a $400M investment bringing a new era of competition and service to Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Island nations. REANNZ is responsible for managing $15 million of Crown investment in this initiative. Jamie will discuss the technical aspects of the design and delivery of the submarine cable, how it will be landed and delivered in New Zealand and what it will mean for the research and education community in New Zealand.
Jamie Curtis Head of Technology Strategy and Architecture at REANNZ. He has has worked in the network research community for over 12 years as a senior member of the WAND network research group at the University of Waikato, having graduated there with a BCMS (Hons.) in 2000. During his time with the WAND group, Jamie specialised in both active and passive network measurement research. Jamie was also involved in WAND's CRCnet rural Wi-Fi research project, which continued through successful commercialisation as Lightwire. Jamie led the technical development of many of Lightwire's products, including their student internet management system.