Telstra Global to add 100G services via UNITY submarine cable system

Telstra Global says it will soon be able to offer 100-Gbps services across the Pacific via upgrades to the UNITY submarine cable system.

Telstra Global says it will soon be able to offer 100-Gbps services across the Pacific via upgrades to the UNITY submarine cable system.

The 9600-km UNITY undersea fiber-optic network connects the Chikura cable landing station in Japan and the One Wilshire carrier building in Los Angeles. The undersea cable system was unveiled in 2008 (see “Global consortium to construct link between U.S. and Japan”); work was completed on the system in 2010 (see "Unity Cable System completed across Pacific"). NEC and TE SubCom partnered on the system components and installation. The company supplying the 100G technology has not been revealed.

Telstra Global sees UNITY as a key trans-Pacific route that will form one of the core routes for its transmission and IP backbone worldwide. The data rate upgrade will offer the scalability and diversity to meet the increasing business demands of trans-Pacific and Asia Pacific customers, Telstra Global asserts.

"This is just one of the many projects we are working on to ensure our network is always growing, improving and providing world class services. Our customers can be certain that by using the Telstra Global network they have the best telecommunications technology at their fingertips," said Telstra Global President and Managing Director Martijn Blanken.

"Our job, as a trusted network supplier, is to ensure we are adapting and creating capacity where it is required. Demand for network services in the Asia Pacific region is growing exponentially. We are always working to deliver new technologies to ensure we have a strong connected Asia,” Blanken added.

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