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Transpower plugs into TelstraClear’s Next IP

Transpower plugs into the power of TelstraClear’s Next IP Network

24 November 2008

Telstra Clear announced today that it has signed a 10 year contract with Transpower New Zealand for enhanced fibre services from its Next IP Network. Key to the deal, worth in excess of $20 million, was TelstraClear’s recently completed South Island fibre ring.

The 950km fibre ring was completed in January 2008 and connects all of the South Island’s main cities and centres. In total, TelstraClear has more than 6000km of fibre cable laid in New Zealand. Transpower will connect to 19 sites via the ring providing the owner of the National Grid with the low latency it needs for teleprotection and SCADA applications.

TelstraClear Chief executive Dr Allan Freeth said the contract was another example of how the company’s Next IP Network can help businesses work smarter and faster.

“Our Next IP Network is without peer in the country and has the capability to transform the way companies do business,” Dr Freeth says.

“Transpower is the owner and operator of one of New Zealand’s key pieces of infrastructure and the fact they have chosen the Next IP Network to be at the core of their South Island network upgrade speaks for itself.”

Transpower Chief Executive Patrick Strange said that Transpower is continually looking at new opportunities that will help make the National Grid smarter going into the future, and using TelstraClear’s Next IP Network is one way of achieving this.

“Connecting to 19 sites in the South Island will help us build a consistent, resilient infrastructure with low latency in the South Island. This will assist us greatly when connecting new equipment and assets to the National Grid, and enhance our operating and monitoring processes.” Patrick Strange said.

Transpower joins a long list of top New Zealand companies who have chosen the superior benefits of TelstraClear’s Next IP Network to enhance their business including:
• Five of the country’s leading banks
• Nine principal New Zealand insurance companies
• Five of New Zealand’s biggest media companies
• Half of our leading universities
• And more than 430 trans Tasman customers


Factbox on TelstraClear’s Next IP Network
• TelstraClear’s Next IP Network extends from Whangarei to Invercargill.
• It also connects across the Tasman to Telstra’s Next IP global network that includes 1100 points of presence in 35 countries.
• 38 of Telstra’s top 50 customers are also served in New Zealand via the Next IP Network

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