Sunday, July 12, 2009

Telstra Boosts DWDM between Melbourne and Sydney

Telstra will upgrade the optical transmission capacity of the Next IP network between Melbourne and Sydney to cope with a tenfold increase in network traffic volumes between the two cities.

The upgrade will increase the capacity of Telstra's existing DWDM transmission technology from 10 to 40 Gbps and will use underlying optical fibre infrastructure without requiring major changes to the network. Telstra is using Ericsson's Marconi MHL 3000 WDM platform, which is capable of delivering 80 channels at 40Gbps per channel over a single fibre pair, with an upgrade path to 100Gbps per channel once the standards for the technology are ratified."