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Infinera optimises Telstra cable routes

Anuradha Shukla | Jan. 5, 2015
Increases speed and capacity with its DTN-X platform.

Telstra is addressing the speed and capacity needs of its customers with the addition of Infinera's DTN-X platform.

Telstra wanted to standardize its extensive infrastructure that included different cable systems that were added by different vendors and technology.

The company achieved this goal with Infinera's DTN-X Multi-Terabit Packet Optical Network Platform that supports 10G, 40G and 100G Ethernet and OTN services.

Infinera's platform has enabled Telstra to deliver further incremental upgrades and the company is well placed to meet both the current and future needs of its customers in Asia Pacific and elsewhere.

 "To foster responsiveness and agility, it's critical we have a platform that is able to support these scaling needs, not just in the next couple of years but for five, ten or more," said Nathan Bell, director of Marketing, Product & Pricing at Telstra. "Combine that with our business customers' increasing demands for cloud services and we must ensure high reliability and easy flexibility as well."

Subsea cable backbones

Telstra invested in extensive subsea cable backbones to address the growing bandwidth demand in APAC and wanted to leverage the existing infrastructure for future requirements.

Telstra provides end-to-end connectivity, managed network services, collaboration and cloud services to international customers across Asia Pacific, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The company boasts a business-ready network in Asia Pacific, and has diverse cable paths throughout Asia and major routes in Europe and America.

The rollout of the Infinera DTN-X platform using 100G technology began on multiple routes spanning six countries in three continents in June 2013 and the final phase was completed in May 2014.

 "The original AJC 10G technology served us well, but the efficiency, flexibility and speed of deploying the Infinera DTN-X to deliver 100G allows AJC to be more responsive to our customers in terms of client interfaces and traffic switching," said Philip Murphy, head of Engineering at AJC.


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