Sunday, October 26, 2008

Telstra's 1.28 Tbps Endeavour Cable Enters Commercial Service

"Telstra Endeavour", a new 9,120-kilometer submarine cable linking Australia and the United States, has gone live.

The new cable, which can carry up to 1.28 Terabits per second of traffic, is named for Captain Cook's flagship Endeavour. The cable took 18 months to build and has been transmitting data since mid September.

"This is the first international cable to be laid out of Australia in seven years and is the only Australian cable that is 100% owned and operated by an Australian company - Telstra. It's now been activated and is open for business," Kate McKenzie, Group Managing Director Telstra Wholesale, said this project t will benefit all Telstra customers.

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