Int’l Bytes: Telstra, Ciena, Hawe, Infinera, Africa Data Centres, HGC, DCConnect

May 22nd, 2023 by · Leave a Comment

Four interesting international items from four separate continents:

Telstra Wholesale has launched 400G on intercapital routes in Australia. They are leveraging Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical platform to upgrade their wavelength services. The deployment covers routes between Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane, with each having three geographically diverse paths. They expect to do the same on the Adelaide–Perth and Melbourne–Hobart routes in their fiscal year 2024.

Meanwhile, Hawe Telekom has completed a live network trial with Infinera. The Polish operator has put Infinera’s ICE6 800G coherent solution through its paces on its Warsaw-Poznan-Frankfurt route, demonstrating 600G, 700G, and 800G, achieving a total transmission of 1.6Tbps on a single interface module. Hawe operates 4,000km throughout Poland as a carrier’s carrier.

Africa Data Centres says it will begin construction on a significant new facility in Accra, Ghana. Located in the city’s CBD, it will have an initial capacity of 10MW with expansion up to 30MW. The first phase is expected to be ready within 12 months. Africa Data Centres hopes to expand in 10 major mafkets across Africa, enabled in part by funding from the US government.

And HGC is bringing its EdgeX dedicated internet access solution to four additional PoPs across southeast Asia. They have teamed up with DCConnect to reach into the latter’s data centers in Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. HGC will use the greater reach to target more OTTs and enterprises via its edge infrastructure.

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