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400Gbps trail between Sydney and Canberra

By Barcham - 3 December 2013 4

Nextgen Networks have successfully tested a 400 Gigabit link from Canberra to Sydney.

Sadly the test was simply that, and there and no current plans to make this upgrade permanent.

“We installed, commissioned, tested – and then removed – a 400 Gigabit link from Sydney to Canberra and it worked,” chief technical officer Phil Martel told an event in Sydney this morning.

“We didn’t put it on a test fibre, we didn’t put it in a lab. We actually put it on a network that was live and carrying traffic.”

The trial used an Alcatel-Lucent 1830 photonics service switch, which includes a chip capable of carrying up to 400Gbps of traffic. It is the first such technology trial for the vendor in Asia Pacific.

Martel said total lit capacity on the Sydney-Canberra route exceeded 1Tbps during the trial.

However, Martel has no immediate plans to permanently upgrade intercapital link capacities to 400Gbps.

“The test was to show that the [Nextgen intercapital] network is 400Gbps ready,” he said. “We think at the moment 100Gbps is the absolute sweet spot technology.

“I think the second or third generation of 400Gbps [equipment] will be about where we’ll end up to get to that configuration.”

Read the full story over at itnews.com.au, and then dream of a future where out Internet is awesome (“shush” to those of you who already have NBN).

If none of this makes sense to you, then this will more or less explain everything.

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4 Responses to
400Gbps trail between Sydney and Canberra
rhino 9:40 am 04 Dec 13

I applaud your ability to see different issues separately eyeLikeCarrots. And to see more than one issue in the world.

eyeLikeCarrots 9:07 am 04 Dec 13

Deref said :

eyeLikeCarrots said :

“The vendor giveth and the vendor taketh away”.

Now that Turnbull and the PM have decided that you should never have more than 25Mbit to your home, we don’t need a bigger city to city pipe.

Seriously, f*** this government.

^ That.

And I fixed that for you.

No, not the whole government.

I think the centralisation of the Indigenous Affairs functions and the PM’s commitment to minimising our troop deployments to A’ghan are good things.

Pity his national broadband strategy is like finding a dog shit nuggent in your Subway sandwich.

Deref 8:48 am 04 Dec 13

eyeLikeCarrots said :

“The vendor giveth and the vendor taketh away”.

Now that Turnbull and the PM have decided that you should never have more than 25Mbit to your home, we don’t need a bigger city to city pipe.

Seriously, f*** this government.

^ That.

And I fixed that for you.

eyeLikeCarrots 8:42 am 04 Dec 13

“The vendor giveth and the vendor taketh away”.

Now that Turnbull and the PM have decided that you should never have more than 25Mbit to your home, we don’t need a bigger city to city pipe.

Seriously, f*** this government NBN plan.

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