Infinera hits 83.6 Tbit/s data transmission benchmark during network simulation

Telstra and Infinera conducted desktop evaluations on two simulated links − the 1,240 km link between Melbourne and Sydney and the 3,937 km link between Perth and Sydney − achieving a fiber capacity of 83.6 Tbit/s and 57.6 Tbit/s, respectively. #pressrelease

May 16, 2024

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Infinera announced today the successful completion of desktop simulated network evaluations using Telstra InfraCo's Australian intercity optical fibre. The desktop evaluations were conducted on two simulated links − the 1,240-km link between Melbourne and Sydney and the 3,937-km link between Perth and Sydney − achieving a groundbreaking fiber capacity of 83.6 Tbps and 57.6 Tbps, respectively. These results represent a new benchmark for fiber capacity over long-distance networks and a significant increase in network efficiency, enabling the delivery of more services per fiber.

The simulated evaluation was performed using Infinera's GX Series Compact Modular Platform equipped with ICE7, Infinera's latest generation of coherent optical technology, and Infinera's Super C- + Super L-enabled next-generation optical line system coupled with Corning’s SMF-28® ULL fibre characteristics. This enhancement substantially increases data transmission rates and overall network capacity by using fiber assets more efficiently. Specifically, integrating these technologies into the simulated Melbourne to Sydney route demonstrates a capacity increase of approximately 53% compared to the current fiber and line system performance.

Telstra InfraCo’s intercity network will boost its national fiber network with new fiber paths across the country. The new fiber paths are designed to boost capacity and speed between cities, regions, and remote communities, serving hyper scalers, service providers, and government entities.

Read the full press release here.


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