A submarine cable that will double New Zealand’s internet capacity launched from Takapuna beach in Auckland on Tuesday, Stuff reports. The joint venture from Southern Cross and Spark, costing US350 million (NZ$500m), will provide up to 72 additional terabits per second of capacity, which is equivalent to streaming more than 4.5 million ultra HD videos simultaneously. The cable has a 15,000 kilometre route running from Takapuna, Auckland to Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, before finally arriving in California, United States.
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