AAPT launches 100G Sydney to Melbourne network

Internet, Ethernet and VPN customers will be able to connect at speeds of up to 100G

Telecommunications provider, AAPT, has unveiled a 100 Gigabits (100G) per second network operating between Melbourne and Sydney.

AAPT internet, Ethernet and IP virtual private network (VPN) customers will be able to connect at speeds of up to 100G.

According to AAPT chief executive, David Yuile, it is the first telecommunications infrastructure company to market this service in Australia, and it was built due to the increase in customer demand for high band-width capacity driven by Cloud, storage and internet usage.

“Three years ago, 1G was the usual customer requirement and now it is being replaced with 10G bandwidth orders," Yulie said in a statement.

Yuile added that the network upgrade meant it took less than five milliseconds to connect between Melbourne and Sydney.

“When you couple AAPT’s network capacity to this speed, it is a very attractive proposition for banks and financial institutions," he said in a statement.

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