iiNet boosts metro capacity

13 Oct 2009

Australian broadband provider iiNet has completed the bulk of a AUD1.5 million (USD1.36 million) network capacity upgrade, according to The Australian. The operator has installed Juniper MX series Ethernet services routers in its metro-network exchanges across the country’s largest cities to increase capacity, improve availability and deliver high quality video content; in some areas the upgrade will see capacity rise from 1Gbps to 10Gbps. According to the report the upgrades to the Sydney and Brisbane metro rings are already up and running, while Melbourne is due to come online in the next few weeks. Commenting on the development iiNet chief technology officer Greg Bader said: ‘This project was borne through a desire to increase our network capacity, support a strategy of delivering value-added services and boost efficiencies on the iiNetwork. It’s really the first step in creating a network that is built around the delivery of IPTV content.’

Australia, iiNet (incl. Internode)