Telstra hits 100G on key Asia-Pac submarine cables


telstraMONDAY 19 January 2015 [NEW YORK, NY]: 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*. 

According to Mr. Webb, the launch is just one of many projects Telstra is working on to ensure its network infrastructure is always growing, improving and world-class.

“This latest investment means we are well placed to meet the needs of our customers across Asia-Pacific and the United States and we’re excited to see them benefit from the increased connectivity. Through this and other investments, our customers can rest assured they have some of the best global telecommunications technology at their fingertips,” Mr. Webb concluded. 

*Notes to Editors:

  • Asia America Gateway Direct Fiber Pair (AAG DFP) – submarine cable connecting Hawaii and mainland United States.
  • Reach North Asia Loop (RNAL) – cable spanning 9,000 kilometres to connect Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea.
  • Telstra Endeavour – a 9,124 kilometre submarine cable connecting Sydney and Hawaii.
  • Australia-Japan Cable –12,700 kilometre submarine fiber optic cable network from diverse landings in Australia, Guam and Japan.
  • UNITY – a 9,600 kilometre route from Japan to the United States.

Media contact:
Alison Caldicott,
Marketing Communications Manager
+44 207 965 8982

Media Reference: 003/2015 

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