Telstra Extends PEN SDN/NFV Platform to Optical Layer to Provision 100G Services

Telstra Extends PEN SDN/NFV Platform to Optical Layer to Provision 100G Services Image Credit: Telstra

Telstra is extending its new global Software Defined Networking (SDN) Platform into the optical layer, enabling high-bandwidth provisioning up to 100G and automated fault restoration across its global Points of Presence (PoPs). Telstra's extension of SDN and Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) capabilities into Layer 1 follows the announcement last month by the company on the launch of its NaaS - PEN Network to extend its SDN/NFV platform globally. 

The PEN Platform is built on Telstra’s global network and the service is available globally in 25 PEN Points of Presence across eight countries – including Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, the US and the UK. Additional connectivity options into public Cloud services to bridge hybrid Cloud deployments are also available, said the Operator.

Telstra also plans to extend virtualisation to its suite of Managed Services offerings which means the Operator can deliver the choice and flexibility customers require, in an age of bandwidth hungry applications, fuelled by distributed computing, big data and mobility.

Jim Clarke, Director of Marketing, Product and Pricing – International, Telstra
Extending our global PEN platform into the optical layer is the natural next step in our SDN strategy and by providing this infrastructure on demand, we’re able to significantly shorten the provisioning cycle times and better meet our customers’ growing high-bandwidth needs. This is an exciting milestone in Telstra’s SDN journey and by leveraging our high quality infrastructure assets and Pacnet’s leadership in early adoption of SDN technology, we will continue to innovate and deliver cost-efficient virtualised network resources to our customers.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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