Wednesday, October 18, 2006

VSNL Completes 10G Backbone Across Europe and North America

VSNL International completed a 10Gig upgrade to 21 locations of its global IP backbone throughout the United States, Europe and Canada. The upgraded network features Cisco 12000 Series and 7600 Series routers. The three-month upgrade project also included a 50 percent transatlantic increase of capacity to support additional traffic between the US and Europe.

The VSNL International global IP network touts 570 Gbps of OC48/192 MPLS backbone capacity and 500 Gbps of customer connectivity throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

  • In August, VSNL International announced its plan to build a new multi-terabit submarine cable system linking Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. This investment follows the recent announcement by VSNL to build a new system from India to Europe that will provide connectivity to the Gulf region and the African continent. The intra-Asia cable, when combined with the Tata Indicom Cable System (TIC) and the TGN-Pacific cable system (both of which are built with 8 fibre pairs capable of supporting 7+ Tbps of traffic), will complete VSNL International's multi-Terabit capability from India to Asia and onward to the US.

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