The Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) has signed a deal for its global telecommunication services with Asia Netcom, which has recently completed a private data communications network for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
Under the terms of the agreement, Asia Netcom will provide Austrade with a fully meshed MPLS-based Internet protocol virtual private network (IP VPN) featuring multiple classes-of-service to support the organization’s data, videoconferencing, IP and voice applications in Australia and 44 other sites around the world.
Austrade chief finance and information officer Greg Field said it allows for a substantial increase in bandwidth to support videoconferencing.
Asia Netcom's MPLS-TE (multi-protocol label switching traffic-engineered) native IP network is powered by the company's pan-Asia submarine fibre cable system, EAC. The platform features multiple levels of network redundancy and protection against connection failure.
To further ensure the integrity of its service, Asia Netcom's IP VPN routers are physically separated from its dedicated Internet routers to eliminate any traffic confusion or overlap.