Embracing the Digital Era

In an era where data reigns supreme, the need for lightning-fast networks has never been more apparent.

How swiftly information flows, and how much we can transmit, has become the true currency of the digital realm. As we step further into this digital century, it's crystal clear: data is king!

Telstra InfraCo's Grand Vision

2027 is the Year of Transformation!

Telstra InfraCo is set to embark on an extraordinary journey to catapult our national fibre network into the future. Over the next five years, we're slated to add a staggering 20,000 kilometres of new route sheath, revolutionising the size, reach, and bandwidth of our already extensive optical fibre network. This is not just an upgrade; it's a quantum leap in connectivity! πŸš€

Pioneering Progress: Bolstering Our Fibre Network

Tomorrow's Connectivity Today!

Ultrafast connectivity not just between major cities, but also into the heart of regional and remote communities.

"We're not just building paths; we're forging bridges that connect the nation".

This means support for remote workspaces, educational initiatives, healthcare services, and even immersive high-definition entertainment. We're talking about an online world where you can explore, learn, and connect like never before! 🌐

Leading-Edge Ultra-Low Loss Technology

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Unleashing Unprecedented Speeds

At the heart of Telstra InfraCo's Intercity Dark Fibre network lies cutting-edge technology designed to defy limits. We're talking about the Corning SMF-28 ULL wAB fibre, a marvel engineered for maximum transmission capacity and minimal latency.

This means your data will zoom across the network with unparalleled speed and efficiency, revolutionising the way we experience connectivity.

Homegrown Excellence: Prysmian BBA2 Fibre

Designed and manufactured right here on Sydney's Northern Beaches, the Prysmian BBA2 fibre is tailor-made for Australia's unique environmental conditions.

This fibre isn't just a game-changer; it's a testament to local innovation. Its low-loss capabilities ensure that your connection remains robust and reliable, even in the harshest of conditions.

A Symbiotic Partnership

Corning Incorporated and Prysmian aren't just suppliers; they're visionary partners in this grand endeavor. Together, we're pushing the boundaries of what's possible in fibre technology.

Corning's SMF-28 ULL fibre, with its advanced bend capabilities, enables a compact cable design while ensuring higher transmission capacity and lower latency. This is next-level engineering at its finest!

A Financial Commitment for a Digital Future

Telstra is putting its money where its vision is. With an additional ~$350 million of capital expenditure per year over the next three years, this is a bold statement of our dedication to creating a future-ready network. It's not just about investing in technology; it's about investing in a future where connectivity knows no bounds.

Features & Benefits of the Express Network

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Direct High-Data Fibre Connectivity

No detours, no slowdowns. The Express Network provides a direct highway of high-data fibre connectivity between capital cities. This means your data takes the most efficient route, ensuring you experience seamless connections every time.

Blazing Speeds: Up to 650 Gbps!

Hold on to your seats because we're talking speeds of up to 650 Gbps per channel. To put it simply, this is like strapping a rocket to your data. Whether it's sending large files, streaming in 4K, or powering complex applications, this network handles it all with ease.

Accessibility & Resiliency: A Ramp Every 5km

Picture this: approximately every 5 kilometres, there's a ramp. No, not for cars, but for your data. These optical joints and buildings serve as access points, allowing for seamless on and off-ramps without interfering with the network. It's like having a network exit at your doorstep!

Built to Brave: Durability Personified

Australia's environment is known for its ruggedness. Our cable design has been rigorously tested and proven to not only survive but thrive in these conditions. This not only ensures uninterrupted connectivity but also contributes to reducing our carbon footprint.

Real-Time Monitoring for Optimal Performance

We don't just build networks and let them run. We monitor them in real-time, ensuring that every fibre is performing at its peak. Predictive action and rapid fault localization are not just buzzwords; they're the cornerstone of our commitment to delivering the best connectivity experience.

Technical Specifications for the Tech Aficionados

Fibre Feature Express (Ultra-Low Loss)

  • Optical Attenuation: 0.16dB/km
  • Maximum Fibre Loss @ 1550nm: 0.18dB/km
  • Maximum Fibre Loss @ 1625nm: 0.18dB/km
  • Optical loss per splice: 0.05dB average, 0.1dB maximum
  • Maximum Connector Loss: 0.15dB per connector
  • Bands C (1550nm): G.654.C with macro-bend conforming to G.657.A1
  • L (1625nm) Full Spectrum: G.650-2 Appendix IV, G.657.A2, G.652.D
  • Wavelength Capacity: (based on Ciena 6500 WL5e-Melbourne –Sydney)
  • 43 x 600G C-Band
  • 42 x 600G L-Band
  • Cable Cut-off Wavelength: cc 1520 nm, 1260 nm
  • Typical Polarisation Mode Dispersion (PMD): 0.04 ps/√km, 0.1 ps/√km

A Revolution in Connectivity

Diversity Options: Tailored for Your Needs

We understand that one size doesn't fit all. That's why we offer diverse options to cater to your specific requirements. Whether you need a single path for a straightforward route or multiple geographical paths for added redundancy, our network is flexible and ready to adapt to your unique demands.

A Promise of Reliability

Reliability isn't just a buzzword; it's a cornerstone of our network. With maximum connector loss at 0.15dB per connector, you can trust that your connection will remain stable and secure.

"We've engineered every aspect of our network to ensure that you experience uninterrupted connectivity, every single time".

Standards of Excellence: Compliant and Beyond

Our fibre network adheres to the highest industry standards, including G.654.C with macro-bend conforming to G.657.A1, G.650-2 Appendix IV, G.657.A2, and G.652.D. But we don't stop at compliance; we push boundaries to exceed these standards, setting a new benchmark for fibre network excellence.

A Digital Future, Powered by Telstra

Transforming Connectivity, One Milestone at a Time

This monumental stride forward isn't just for us; it's for you, the heart of our digital revolution. With Telstra's InfraCo Intercity Dark Fibre network, we're not just building a network; we're creating a future where connectivity knows no bounds. Join us on this journey, and let's shape the digital era together! πŸŒπŸ’«

Conclusion: Bridging the Future Today

A Future Beyond Limits

In the grand tapestry of technological advancement, Telstra's InfraCo Intercity Dark Fibre network stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment to progress.

It's not just about building a network; it's about building a future where possibilities are limitless, where connectivity is seamless, and where innovation knows no bounds.

Join us on the Journey!

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