Telstra has started to upgraded its subsea fibre capacity by deploying Infirera Infinite Capacity Endine 4 (ICE4).
Infinera's ICE technology is a family of optical engines that delivers cloud scale capacity for its transport networks.
ICE4 provides a maximum capacity per wavelength of 200Gb/s on a base optical engine of six wavelengths. The maximum optical engine capacity is 1.2 Tb/s on a maximum capacity per fibre of 27.6 Tb/s.
It increases Telstra’s fibre capacity by 160 per cent and port density by 140 per cent, while also decreasing power consumption.
ICE4 is being rolled out across Telstra’s Asia Pacific subsea infrastructure, increasing the capacity, agility and reliability of Telstra’s network, according to the telco.
The technology allows Telstra to activate new capacity for customers in a short period of time.
“Our commitment to our Asia Pacific customers means we are always adapting and creating capacity where it is needed," said Andy Lumsden, network planning principal at Telstra. "This means we are continually working to deploy new technologies that enhance our existing network and complement our latest capacity investments.
“We can now provision new services faster than ever before, which is critical in a region when capacity demand on our international networks has almost doubled over the past two years.”
Telstra has worked with Telstra for ten years having co-created solutions.
The upgrade has no estimated timeframe to be completed, with the telco saying it will be in the "coming months".