HD Network Overview

The HD network is designed for native 10GbE speeds, reliability and redundancy. Our state of the art network ensures maximum performance for all of our connected services.

National Network

  • HD has five network POPs (Point of Presence) in Auckland, One POP in Wellington, Christchurch and Sydney.
  • Our network runs over our own dark fibre ring which is protected within Auckalnd via North and West paths for diversity and redundancy back to our datacentre.
  • Our network infrastructure utilises advanced routing/switching protocols (including BGP, OSPF and HSRP) for rapid convergence and automated failover.
  • We are currently rolling out new POPs inside of Chorus exchanges around the country to extend our service areas.
  • We have a protected path for National Transit between Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
  • We interconnect with most of the major ISP’s via peering agreements.


Datacentre Network Features

  • Multi-path, self-healing, 10 gigabit core network is powered by fully redundant core equipment with multilayer switches capable of traffic rates as high as 10 gigabits per second
  • Diverse carriers, divergent fiber paths, and full BGP routing provide a superior level of performance and fault tolerance
  • We maintain two times the capacity our clients utilise, providing ample room for bandwidth spikes
  • 24/7, 365 day network monitoring by our Network Operations Center (NOC)
  • Domestic peering for high speed traffic delivery within New Zealand
  • Redundant Fiber suppliers expandable to 160 Gigabits per second (Vector & Chorus)
  • DDoS, IDS and IPS detection and prevention systems deployed throughout the network

Network Latency

  • Auckland to Australia – 24ms
  • Auckland to USA – 122ms
  • Auckland to Hong Kong – 138ms
  • Auckland to UK – 224ms