Telstra Expands Internet Backbone Across Asia-Pacific

Telstra Expands Internet Backbone Across Asia-Pacific Image Credit: Telstra

Telstra today announced a series of new and enhanced global network services in the Asia Pacific region driven by the explosion in data consumption among consumers and businesses, which has created a strong demand for international connectivity.

Telstra plans to expand its Asian network backbone through capacity purchases on existing submarine cables and a new fully-owned overland circuit.

The new network expansions include the Bay of Bengal Gateway (BBG) cable system interconnecting Telstra’s leading networks in South East Asia and North Asia through to India and the Middle East. The operator is also opening up another route connecting Asia and the Americas on the FASTER cable system.

Telstra said that it will also introduce the shortest and lowest latency path between Taipei and Hong Kong by building a new overland fibre route in Taiwan and a new highly resilient fibre ring network in South Korea which fully interconnects Telstra’s points of presence (PoPs) and cable landing stations in the country.

Darrin Webb, Telstra’s Executive Director International Operations and Services
We already own and operate the largest intra-Asia subsea network, representing around 30 per cent of total active capacity. These enhancements further extend our capacity and will support the provision of our leading technologies, such as Telstra’s PEN software-defined networking and cloud, security and unified communications services.

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