Ericsson and Telstra achieve a new landmark for low latency, high capacity non-regenerated optical transmission between Melbourne, Sydney and Perth – a round trip distance of 10,358 km. Telstra launches global service over its low latency 100Gbps link between Sydney and Perth. Melbourne and Sydney 100Gbps link set for 200Gbps.

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) and Telstra deploy the latest optical WaveLogic 3 technology from Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) to achieve unparalleled network performance for latency, reach, resiliency and capacity across Australia.

David Robertson, Director Transport and Routing Engineering Telstra says: ”This new optical technology enables Telstra to provide Australia’s lowest latency link between Sydney and Perth – key access points critical for Trans-Australian and international telecommunications. This high-performance link provides Telstra’s customers differentiation for applications which require high-speed and low latency, such as financial trading or cloud based offerings.

We are also pleased to receive a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ for 10,358 km un-regenerated terrestrial optical transport link between Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.”

Arne Sjule, Head of IP Routing Ericsson, says: “By not having intermediary optical and data regeneration, cost and latency performance is optimized. It’s like an airline passenger having a non-stop long distance flight – time is not wasted without any additional cost.

Un-regenerated transmission of over 10,000 km provides improved resiliency options. Traffic can now be re-routed over extremely long distances when needed, for example in unforeseen natural disaster scenarios. This resiliency will allow Telstra to offer the highest levels of service guarantees to customers in the industry.”

In a demonstration, the 100Gbps optical link between Melbourne and Sydney was increased to 200Gbps per wavelength using Ciena’s WaveLogic Extreme technology. This will enable Telstra to quickly and efficiently increase capacity to support the growth of customer bandwidth demand, when required.

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