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North Island customers now 100GB ready

06 Oct 2016

Kordia is a highly focused, specialist telecommunications, information security and media business. And, as of right now, the organisation’s North Island fibre backhaul network is 100GB customer ready.

Aaron Olphert, chief technology officer, 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: even though you may not be ready for 100GB right now, when you are, Kordia is here and we’re ready to go,” he says.

Olphert adds that the business case to deploy its fibre network was established several years ago and while one to ten gigabit connectivity is normal for most large corporate networks and service providers today, the UFB roll out is moving things along at a pace is 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,” explains Olphert.

“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,” he says.

According to Kordia, the underlying standard for its backhaul networks deployment is Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM). The organization says DWDM 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.

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