With PTC happening this week in Hawaii, we'll be seeing a continued surge in submarine cable-related announcements. Over the weekend, Infinera picked up a big one down under.
Telstra Global is upgrading no less than three of its submarine cable systems with Infinera's DTN-X gear. They include Telstra Endeavor's 9,124km between Sydney and Hawaii, Telstra's fiber pair on the AAG system between Hawaii and California, and the Reach North Asia Loop's 9,000km which hooks up Japan, Korea, Taian, and Hong Kong.
Telstra has capacity or fiber pairs on many other systems in the region of course, Unity being one of those that also recently got an upgrade. But these three are part of their core APAC connectivity, and Infinera's gear will give them up to 100G capabilities throughout the region. In the fall they also partnered up with CenturyLink for deeper US access capabilities.
Like many other international telcos, Telstra Global has been assembling a global cloud services infrastructure. Bigger, newer subsea pipes to hook it all up is a key part of that overall package. That they have been working with Infinera has been known, as for last year's PTC the two teamed up to demo 100G with SD-FEC on the same Hawaii-California route that was part of today's wider deployment.