The upgrade also enables customers to access services up to 400 Gbps, utilising 800 Gigabits per Second technology. The company also plans to adopt next-generation 1.6Tbps in its upcoming period for its transit links.
The renovation of the Sydney-Canberra-Melbourne lines in November 2022 employed the same technology that is being used in the expansion. It was labelled Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) and makes use of both the optical C-band (1530–1565 nm wavelengths) and L-band (1565–1625 nm wavelengths).
This combined approach provides double the capacity compared to systems that solely utilise the C-band, according to the firm.
The improvement is also meant to address the expanding needs of hyperscale cloud providers who transmit data between cloud regions, and the improved infrastructure will foster the growth of artificial intelligence systems, automation, and video applications.
Furthermore, by making large investments in data centres, the corporation endorsed the growing demand for increased transmission capacity. Microsoft’s forthcoming Kemps Creek data centre in western Sydney is one example, as are NEXTDC’s growth plans, which include facilities in Adelaide, Darwin, and Port Hedland, as well as additions in Melbourne and Sydney.
Jarrod Nink, chief operating officer at Vocus, says AIs running in hyperscale cloud environments demand “enormous amounts,” of compute, storage, and networking.
“Large language models are processing trillions of parameters, petabytes of data, and usage is predicted to drive material bandwidth growth,” he said.
Moreover, Ciena optical transponders that use the C and L bands to allow additional wavelengths for optical transmission enable 400 Gbps technology.
This increased capacity enables cloud providers to transmit and replicate large amounts of data between cloud regions and data centres in a timely and effective manner. As a result, the time necessary for such tasks has drastically decreased.
Further, Vocus, the telecommunications company, also made a commitment to undertake additional upgrades to its global network, adopting 1.6Tbps technology.
Vocus has outlined plans to enhance its Sydney-Brisbane and Adelaide-Perth links, with the expected unveiling of increased capacity scheduled for the upcoming year.
Adding on, Nink says that Vocus will be able to provide 400 Gbps coast-to-coast next year, adding, “And we’re not stopping there – we’ve already committed to using next-generation 1600 Gbps technology for our transit links.”
With the enhanced Melbourne-Adelaide cable line and the projected 1.6Tbps upgrade, Vocus is set to provide high-speed access to businesses across Australia, enabling them to drive innovation and digital transformation.
- Published By Team Australia News