Telstra to more than double fibre capacity with Asia-Pacific network upgrade

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Telstra to more than double fibre capacity with Asia-Pacific network upgrade

Telstra has unveiled its plans to more than double its fibre capacity in Asia-Pacific.

The upgrade comes through a partnership with networking vendor Infinera using its optical subsystem dubbed Infinera Infinite Capacity Engine 4 (ICE4), which will increase Telstra’s fibre capacity by 160 percent and port density by 140 percent.

Telstra claims its subsea cable network is the largest in Asia-Pacific, which enables 100 Gigabit per second services.

Telstra said ICE4 will would allow it to rapidly activate new capacity for customers as well as deliver multi-terabit capacity while consuming less power.

The telco said ICE4 technology would allow Telstra to activate capacity per wavelength up to 200 Gb/s.

“Our commitment to our Asia Pacific customers means we are always adapting and creating capacity where it is needed,” Telstra’s network planning principal Andy Lumsden said.

“This means we are continually working to deploy new technologies that enhance our existing network and complement our latest capacity investments.”

“With Infinera’s ICE4 optical engine, we are deploying the latest technology across our network. We can now provision new services faster than ever before, which is critical in a region when capacity demand on our international networks has almost doubled over the past two years.”

Commenting on the partnership, Infinera’s vice president of sales Andrew-Bond Webster said: “ICE4, our latest optical engine, enables Telstra to deliver multi-terabit capacity cost effectively with low power consumption and with the reliability required for subsea networks to perform.”

“We have partnered with Telstra for a decade, and work collaboratively to co-create solutions that respond rapidly to changing data consumption and the growth of bandwidth-heavy applications.”

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