Business-focused telecommunications service provider Kordia today confirmed its North Island fibre backhaul network, for which a multimillion dollar deployment was completed just last month, is now 100GB customer ready.
Chief Technology Officer Aaron Olphert says that since going live Kordia has seen an increase in the number of service provider customers enquiring about future capacity capability on its network.
“While it is difficult to anticipate internet traffic growth patterns, the message we’d like to put out to the market is: you may not be ready for 100GB right now but when you are, Kordia is here and we’re ready to go.”
Olphert says the business case to deploy its fibre network was established several years ago and while one to ten gigabit connectivity is the norm for most large corporate networks and service providers today, the UFB roll out is moving things along at a pace that’s exceeding all predictions.
“We’re an agile and forward-thinking business so we like to stay one step ahead when it comes to meeting our customers’ needs. We have the ability to offer 100GB to our customers in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Napier, Palmerston North and Wellington now, so we may as well put it out there.”
The underlying standard for Kordia’s backhaul networks deployment is Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM), which enables multiple data streams to be carried over a fibre optic network. Kordia’s investment in Ciena Networks’ DWDM optical solutions takes Kordia’s core infrastructure to a potential capacity of 9.6 terabits per second.