Internode upgrades capital city bandwidth links

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Internode upgrades capital city bandwidth links

Internode is quadrupling the capacity of its bandwidth linking Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide up to multiple 10Gb/s links.

The ISP said that it will upgrade its existing multiple 2.5Gb/s links to multiple 10Gb/s links ‘to meet growing demand from customers’.

“Our customer acquisition rate is growing rapidly as is their utilisation of our bandwidth,” said Simon Hackett, managing director at Internode.

“We always build before demand so there is plenty of capacity in our network.”

In a separate project, the ISP said it is also commissioning an alternative fibre path into Asia via the Sea-Me-We-3 cable out of Perth and ‘establishing a peering presence with major companies in Europe’.

Internode said it intends to extend its network into Europe by establishing peering arrangements in London and Amsterdam to provide direct connectivity to European ISPs and content providers.

The ISP said in a statement that it already maintains multiple fibre paths to the US via Southern Cross Cable and Australia-Japan Cable, which also provides it with a Point of Presence into Asia via Japan.

“We expect our Asian ring route to improve performance into Asia for our customers and also to reduce the amount of Asian traffic that is transiting our US links,” said Hackett.

“It will also provide our network with a truly diverse connection to the Internet by not going solely through Sydney.”

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