Telstra has a launched new 100 gigabits per second Wavelength service across multiple ultra-longhaul submarine cable routes around the world.
The move is a bid to cater for Cloud-based data operators and to connect the growing number of data centres managed by service and content providers.
It will also help deliver high quality video streaming services.
Delivered via Telstra’s Asia America Gateway (AAG Dedicated Fibre Pair), Reach North Asia Loop (RNAL), Telstra Endeavour, Australia-Japan Cable (AJC) and UNITY cable systems, the new 100G service will cover Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Australia and the United States.
Telstra global chief operating officer, Darrin Webb, said Telstra’s 100G 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," he said.
"Our job, as a trusted network partner, is to adapt and ensure there is capacity where it is required most by our customers.
Webb said the move to 100G was 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," he said.
"It is also flexible enough to meet the requirements of most cable companies by offering landing station and point of presence options too.”
Webb said the new service was just one of many projects Telstra was working on to improve its network.
“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," he said.
"Through this and other investments, our customers can rest assured they have some of the best global telecommunications technology at their fingertips."