Telstra Boosts Asia Pacific Network with Infinera’s ICE4

Telstra and Infinera will boost Telstra’s network services for customers in Asia Pacific, with an increase in fibre capacity to its subsea infrastructure using Infinera’s Infinite Capacity Engine 4 (ICE4).

As part of an ongoing partnership, Infinera’s fourth-generation ICE4 optical engine is being rolled out across Telstra’s Asia Pacific subsea infrastructure, increasing the capacity, agility and reliability of Telstra’s network.

ICE4 increases Telstra’s fibre capacity by 160 per cent and port density by 140 per cent, while also decreasing power consumption.

Telstra’s network planning principal, Andy Lumsden, said:

“Our commitment to our Asia Pacific customers means we are always adapting and creating capacity where it is needed. This means we are continually working to deploy new technologies that enhance our existing network and complement our latest capacity investments. 

“With Infinera’s ICE4 optical engine, we are deploying the latest technology across our network. We can now provide new services faster than ever before, which is critical in a region when capacity demand on our international networks has almost doubled over the past two years.”

Infinera’s vice president of Sales, Andrew Bond-Webster, said early testing on the rollout had delivered strong results.

“ICE4, our latest optical engine, enables Telstra to deliver multi-terabit capacity cost effectively with low power consumption and with the reliability required for subsea networks to perform,” Bond-Webster said.

“We have partnered with Telstra for a decade, and work collaboratively to co-create solutions that respond rapidly to changing data consumption and the growth of bandwidth-heavy applications.”

Telstra’s ICE4 network upgrade will be completed in the coming months.

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