Managed hosting and telco provider, Macquarie Telecom, has enhanced its core network, accelerated its bandwidth capacity ten times.
According to the telco, the network enhancement comes from growing demand for higher bandwidth and redundancy as both cloud computing and the NBN gaining momentum in the market.
“With the NBN’s rollout now becoming a reality, businesses are looking at how to not only take advantage of its enhancements, but also ensure their platforms and services are compatible with the new infrastructure,” Macquarie Telecom telecommunications group executive, Christopher Greig, said.
“Our major network upgrade will make this transition to NBN – and the vast performance and growth opportunities it presents – seamless and intuitive for our clients. In fact, we’re envisaging that more than half our customers will be ready for NBN connectivity by June 2016,” he said.
Greig expects the NBN will create an explosion in cloud-based applications and demand for infrastructure centralisation.
Following the upgrades, Macquarie now operates a 100 per cent IP-based Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network, allowing customers to run multiple applications with higher speeds and reduced latency.
Other network upgrades include improved performance design to reduce packet delays and improve service uptime; augmentations to Edge routers’ port density and coverage to boost provisioning speed; enhancements in carrier diversity to provide greater customer redundancy options; and stronger cloud connectivity from increased redundant links to the company’s data centres.
This network development complements the $14 million invested in the Federal Government-accredited Intellicentre 4, as well as more than $60 million in building Intellicentre 2.