Internode boosts intercap fibre links to 10 Gbps

 

Also takes more Basslink capacity.

ISP Internode has upgraded capacity on its leased intercapital fibre network, swapping 24 small-capacity links for five fat 10 Gbps links.

The ISP has also revealed a significant expansion of capacity on the Basslink subsea cable route, which it used in part to service NBN customers in trial sites as well as customers on the ISP's own DSLAMs.

The intercapital network connected Adelaide, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. The links were owned by either Nextgen Networks or Optus Wholesale.

"We use two different providers partly because they go in different directions and partly for redundancy, so we have carrier and path redundancy," Internode product manager Jim Kellett told iTnews.

"We've gone from having multiple low-speed 1.2 and 2.4 Gbps links to having larger single 10 Gbps links."

Capacity on the Basslink cable, meanwhile, had been expanded from an aggregate 872 Mbps across two links to 1.55 Gbps.

The upgraded subsea links would carry 700 Mbps and 850 Mbps respectively, Kellett said.

Part of the reason for the capacity upgrades was to enable Internode to "keep ahead of growing consumer demand" for internet data, both Internode's organic growth and future growth expected from the NBN.

The ISP would also benefit from a "more efficient" intercapital network design.

"As well as making our national network simpler to manage, getting rid of that plethora of smaller links allows us to use our network much more effectively," Internode network architect Daryl Collins said.

"While this improved design is invisible to customers, they benefit from Internode's network continuing to evolve to meet their needs, whether that's delivering highly responsive performance for online services and gaming or large data quotas for accessing IPTV and other data-rich content."

Copyright © iTnews.com.au . All rights reserved.


Internode boosts intercap fibre links to 10 Gbps
 
 
 
Top Stories
Australia passes data retention into law
Mammoth last-ditch effort by Greens, indies knocked back.
 
ATO to kill off e-Tax
Veteran software to be replaced by more modern myTax.
 
CSC embroiled in CBA IT bribery scandal
ServiceMesh named in alleged dodgy dealing.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest articles on BIT Latest Articles from BIT
Xero now includes an inventory function built-in
Mar 26, 2015
Xero has added inventory and other major new features to the latest release of its cloud ...
Apple reveals its new MacBook
Mar 13, 2015
Replacing the MacBook Air as Apple's thinnest laptop, the new MacBook comes packed with features.
Xero has released a new version of its app for the iPad
Mar 6, 2015
iPad-wielding Xero users can now take advantage of a new version of the iOS app for the cloud ...
Microsoft is offering Azure for Disaster Recovery to Australian SMBs
Feb 10, 2015
If you haven't talked to your IT provider about disaster recovery, it might be worth discussing ...
The 2015 Xero Roadshow is on: here are the locations and dates
Feb 6, 2015
The 2015 Xero Roadshow kicked off this week - see where you can attend at locations around ...
Latest Comments
Polls
Do you support the Government's data retention scheme?

   |   View results
Yes
  8%
 
No
  92%
TOTAL VOTES: 1202

Vote