83.6 Tbps data transmission demonstrated by Infinera and Telstra InfraCo

May 20, 2024
The new benchmark was achieved on simulated Telstra InfraCo intercity links with Infinera’s optical tech.

On May 16, Infinera announced the successful completion of desktop simulated network evaluations using Telstra InfraCo’s Australian intercity optical fiber. The evaluation demonstrated 83.6 Tbps data transmission, an increase of 53% compared to current fiber and line system performance.

A fiber capacity of 83.6 Tbps was achieved on the 1,240 km link between Melbourne and Sydney, and 57.6 Tbps was achieved on the 3,937 km link between Perth and Sydney, both of which were used to complete the desktop evaluation.

The evaluation used Infinera’s ICE7-equipped GX series, its Super C+L-enabled optical line system (OLS), and Corning’s SMF-28 ULL fiber characteristics.

Kathryn Jones, national infrastructure projects executive at Telstra InfraCo, said in a press release, “The simulated network modeling using Infinera’s ICE7 on Corning’s SMF-28 ULL fiber shows that this major fiber digital infrastructure deployment positions Telstra InfraCo at the forefront of the telecommunications industry, equipped to provide cutting-edge, market-leading services to our customers now and into the future.”

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About the Author

Hayden Beeson

Hayden Beeson is a writer and editor with over seven years of experience in a variety of industries. Prior to joining Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, he was the associate editor of Architectural SSL and LEDs Magazine. 

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