Internode puts network in top gear with 10 gigabit per second speeds

Capacity increases due to broadband plan demand, NBN Tasmania trial

Adelaide-based internet service provider (ISP), Internode, has increased the capacity of its IP network by 130 per cent in a bid to win new business and meet demand from customers.

A 10 gigabit per second (Gbps) link has been deployed between Adelaide, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.

Internode has also boosted the capacity of its network links from Tasmania to other states by 80 per cent to handle increased data traffic including participants in the National Broadband Network (NBN) Stage One trial.

The network upgrades follow its overhaul of broadband plans in February this year, which reduced the number of individual plan options from 79 to 18, and introduced packs that offer power user and business-level services to all customers.

Internode network architect, Daryl Collins, said in a statement that the network overhaul had increased the capacity of inter-city links as well as improving national capacity through a more efficient network design.

“We’ve managed to replace 24 small-capacity links with these five high-capacity links,” he said.

Internode’s plans have data quotas ranging from 150 gigabytes to one terabyte.

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