According to itWire, Australian broadband operator Internode is planning to enhance and upgrade its international and domestic networks. The operator has announced that it will quadruple the capacity of its bandwidth linking Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide, increasing it from multiple 2.5Gbps links to multiple 10Gbps links. It claims the move comes as it looks to ‘meet growing demand from customers.’
Internode has also revealed that, under a separate project, it plans to add an alternative fibre path to Asia by using the Sea-Me-We 3 cable, which connects Perth with countries in South East Asia, the Middle East and Western Europe. Currently it uses the Southern Cross Cable and Australia-Japan Cable, which both land in Sydney. The new links are expected to be in service by March 2009. It has also announced that it plans to form peering relationships in London and Amsterdam for direct connectivity with European ISPs and content providers.