iTnews reports that Canberra’s fibre backbone TransACT is undergoing a major upgrade:
TransACT will add half a terabyte to its fibre network capacity as part of a network upgrade.
It would allow the Canberra utility to “support thousands more new services”, meet “ever-growing demand” and offer higher levels of service assurance, said chief executive officer Ivan Slavich.
It was expected to be completed by early next year…
Chief technology officer Wayne Bouffler said the company chose a “fully-managed 10G H-VPLS [Hierarchical Virtual Private LAN Service] edge” system from vendor Telco Systems for the upgrade.
H-VPLS fixed the scalability issues of VPLS, which allowed carrier-class services to be deployed over an Ethernet network.
Sounds like fun.