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Optus Wholesale 100Gbps international service goes live

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Optus Wholesale 100Gbps international service goes live on Southern Cross Cable. Reprint of Arnet article, 22 September 2015, Hafizah Osman

Telecommunications provider, Optus, has lit up its first international 100Gbps service. Optus Wholesale has officially delivered the service for a US-based partner on the Southern Cross Cable Network (SCCN) that connects Australia to the US’ West Coast via New Zealand, Fiji and Hawaii.

Optus Wholesale head of marketing and strategy, John Castro, said the wholesale deal reflects a dramatically increasing need for international bandwidth, as customers consume more and more Cloud and video services from the Web.

“With that kind of customer demand, service providers must look at all options available to them that improve network performance and efficiency, including the use of 100Gbps services for the first time,” he said

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