To accommodate the growth of cloud-based data operators and connect the increasing number of data centres managed by service and content providers, Telstra today launched new 100 gigabits per second (100G Wavelength) connectivity across multiple ultra-long haul submarine cable routes globally.
Darrin Webb, Chief Operating Officer, Telstra Global Enterprise & Services, said Telstra’s 100G Wavelength service was designed to scale smartly and would also help deliver the connectivity and capacity needed to support market demand for larger bandwidth applications, including High Definition video services and emerging Ultra High Definition Television.
“As the volume of data generated and consumed worldwide continues to increase exponentially, it’s critical the infrastructure responsible for delivering it can cater to this need. Our job, as a trusted network partner, is to adapt and ensure there is capacity where it is required most by our customers.
“However the move to 100G is much more than just raw capacity. Alongside enhanced efficiency, 100G can help customers reduce operational expenditure and simplify network maintenance thanks to the service’s ability to consolidate bandwidths. It is also flexible enough to meet the requirements of most cable companies by offering landing station and point of presence options too.”
Delivered via Telstra’s Asia America Gateway (AAG Dedicated Fiber Pair), Reach North Asia Loop (RNAL), Telstra Endeavour, Australia-Japan Cable (AJC) and UNITY cable systems, the new 100G Wavelength service will cover Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Australia and the United States.