Telstra Global adds 100G to Asia Pac UNITY submarine cable

Telstra Global (ASX: TLS.AX) has incorporated 100G optical technology on the UNITY submarine cable route, a move that will enable it to deliver higher speed services and greater diversity to its growing base of trans-Pacific and Asia Pacific customers.

UNITY is a five fiber pair trans-Pacific submarine communications cable that links Chikura cable station in Japan and One Wilshire, a major carrier hotel location in Los Angeles.

The service provider uses the UNITY cable route for two purposes: serving customers in and out of the Asia Pacific region and as a core route for its global IP and transmission backbone.

This new investment is part of a growing trend for Telstra Global to more effectively address both Asia Pacific customers growing their presence in the U.S., or U.S.-based customers expanding their reach into Asia Pacific.

Having a 100G connection on UNITY will complement the effort Telstra Global has made to deepen its service footprint within the U.S. market. It most recently established a new Network to Network Interconnection (NNI) agreement with domestic provider CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), giving it access to access to 73 of its U.S.-based VPN points of presence (PoPs).

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