Nextgen has completed construction on a 100Gb/s ethernet cable connecting Sydney to Perth.
The project began 18 months ago, Nextgen is the first commercial network in the country to launch such a service.
Nextgen Networks managing director, David Yuile, said the firm made the decision to build the service to support the exponential growth in Cloud computing and next generation data centres for high density IT environments.
"As the need for Big Data increases, the demand for bandwidth grows and our unique 100Gb service capability means Nextgen is well positioned to provide for our customers' future requirements.”
"Nextgen has a track record of innovation and our coast to coast Ethernet service is another demonstration of our ability to offer our customers leading-edge services.”
"We are proud to have not only developed one of the longest 100Gb data systems in the world but we have also built in some of the most remote locations in Australia.”
Yuile said the latest upgrade, combined with the firm’s Sydney to Adelaide path, ensured latency from Sydney to Perth was best-in-class, drastically improving the performance of business applications, data communications and management of critical information.