Optus Goes International With 100 Gbps Service
John Castro, Optus Wholesale head of marketing and strategy, noted the deal “reflects a dramatically increasing need for international bandwidth”, with customers consuming more and more cloud and video services.
“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 100 Gbps services for the first time,” Castro commented.
“Optus has invested significantly in international capacity to fulfil market demand for connectivity, particularly across to the US. We anticipate this will be the first of many 100 Gbps deals on the Trans-Pacific route.”
Southern Cross CEO Anthony Briscoe stated Southern Cross has made a continued investment in technology, positioning itself to cater for future demand.
“The growth in customer circuit sizing is astonishing,” Briscoe observed. “Back in 2000, a 100 Gb service would have equated to just under half the Southern Cross total potential capacity.”