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Telstra goes optical for high-bandwidth expansion

PEN platform will leverage high-bandwidth provisioning up to 100G.

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Telstra has deployed its global Software Defined Networking (SDN) Platform in the optical layer.

The company said the move will enable high-bandwidth provision by up to 100G and automate fault restoration across its global Points of Presence (PoPs).

Jim Clarke, International Director of Marketing, Product and Pricing at Telstra said: "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. "

Mr Clarke added that the applications of tomorrow require a different kind of network and this latest enhancement to the PEN Platform means the company will have the capability to provide customers with on-demand provisioning of their network services up to 100G, whenever users want it and wherever they are based.

He said: "Telstra plans to extend virtualisation to its suite of Managed Services offerings which means we can now, more than ever, deliver the choice and flexibility our customers require, in an age of bandwidth hungry applications, fuelled by distributed computing, big data and mobility."

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