A third undersea internet cable is to be built between Auckland and Sydney.
The Australasian telecommunications news service Communications Day is reporting that Axin and Huawei Marine will build the new trans-Tasman link.
Axin is the New Zealand and Australia market representative of China Communications Service.
Communications Day says work on the link will begin before the end of the year.
The new cable will compete with the Southern Cross link and Pacific Fibre's planned cable.