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10 January 2013
Brought to you in collaboration with TeleGeography.
Growth in global demand for international bandwidth declined
in 2011 for a third straight year. Although the pace of growth
has slowed, demand still increased at a robust rate of
TeleGeography reports that carriers had a total of 67Tbps of
capacity on their international IP, private and voice networks
in 2011 - six times the 11.1Tbps in service in 2007.
Bandwidth demand growth varies...
The Latin American region has seen its international internet capacity increase four fold in the last five years to reach 14.6Tbps, according to data from research group TeleGeography.
Tata Communications, Chinese vendor Huawei and submarine cable network provider Huawei Marine have today announced the successful completion of a 400G field trial on a 6,000km subsea network.
Alcatel-Lucent has upgraded the Apollo subsea cable system, which connects the UK and France to the US.
Vodafone New Zealand, Southern Cross and US vendor Ciena have announced the successful demonstration of trans-Pacific 4K video transmission.
The SEA-ME-WE 3 cable that currently provides the only direct connectivity between Singapore and Australia was lit back in 2000. Regular upgrades have kept it in business, but the route has been crying out for some time for the diversity that a high-bandwidth alternative would provide.
Level 3 Communications has today announced the construction of a new subsea cable, designed to connect Colombia to the company’s international network.