Kordia talks up demand for 100Gbps on North Island fibre

Kordia says its North Island fibre backhaul network is now ready to provide customer services at 100Gbps

Kordia says its North Island fibre backhaul network is now ready to provide customer services at 100Gbps, following an upgrade the completion of which it announced in September.

Kordia CTO, Aaron Olphert said there had been an increase in the number of service provider customers enquiring about future capacity capability on its network, following it announcing completion of the upgrade.

“While it is difficult to anticipate internet traffic growth patterns, the message we’d like to put out to the market is: even though you may not be ready for 100Gbps right now, when you are, Kordia is here and we’re ready to go,” Olphert said.

In December 2015, Kordia announced a multimillion dollar investment in DWDM and ethernet technology to be supplied by Ciena for “a 9.6Tbps capable packet optical network optimised for delivery of 10 and 100Gbps service connections with very low latency between major UFB points of interconnect, data centres and larger customer sites in the North Island.”

Kordia said last month that the upgrade would provide, initially, an additional 100Gbps of dedicated capacity between service nodes in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Napier, Palmerston North and Wellington, and 100Gbps per second links would be added to other towns as required.

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