Telstra Global upgrades UNITY to 100G

Dylan Bushell-Embling
27 Nov 2013

Managed network services provider Telstra Global has upgraded its UNITY trans-Pacific cable with 100G technology.

The company, a subsidiary of Australian incumbent operator Telstra, has equipped the 9,600km cable with 100G technology to address the growing demand for trans-Pacific capacity.

UNITY spans between the Chikura cable station in Japan and the One Wiltshire carrier building in Los Angeles. The five fiber pair subsea cable is a key Telstra trans-Pacific route for the operator.

Telstra Global president Martijn Blanken said the upgrade “is just one of the many projects we are working on to ensure our network is always growing, improving and providing world class services.”

It's been a busy quarter for Telstra Global. Since October, the company has expanded its US presence through an agreement with local provider CenturyLink, forged a similar deal in China with China Telecom and expanded its colocation capacity across six key markets.

The company's announcement meanwhile came the same month as Telekom Malaysia launched its leg of the Asia Submarine Cable Express (ASE) - the Cahaya Malaysia - and New Zealand transpacific cable startup Hawaiki Cable Limited found a US landing site for the planned 14,000km Hawaiki Cable.

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