Update of the SX TransPORT 10 Gigabit per second (Gbps) links and extension to MK
Fiber work for the extension has mostly been completed in Waimea and
in Hilo. On the equipment side, wave equipment has been installed
at Mauna Lani and will be activated in the near future. At a meeting
Pui Hin had with UH-ITS in November, the selection of layer3 equipment
was finalized. UH-ITS will pay for a Juniper router to be installed
at Mauna Lani for BGP routing and two Cisco 3750G-12S-E
switches to be installed at Waimea and Hilo. The MKOCN will pay for
backup equipment at Waimea and Hilo.
Connection details were discussed. Pui Hin suggested installation of
a B1 line at CFHT to support a modem for emergency access to the 3750G.
In Hilo, Pui Hin suggested keeping the existing 7206VXR-G1 router to
provide redundant paths to the Internet. However, fiber connecting the
Hilo facilities will need to be redone in order for all the facilities
to be able to take advantage of the redundant paths.
UH-ITS is continuing with the negotiations with Hawaiian Telcom
regarding reducing the cost of the connection to the Summit by paying
an upfront amount of money.