Since a large percentage of Internet traffic in Australia is coming from the U.S., a telco company is now working on a 9,000 kilometer undersea Internet cable connecting Australia and Hawaii.
Telco company Telstra aims to improve the Internet broadband connection with this project. This new cable is claimed to have the power to carry 160,000 high definition TV simultaneously and capacity of 1.28 Terabits per second.
“It’s really crucial for the future – we’re seeing the rate of data transported from the US to Australia and back again doubling every year. Sixty-five per cent of of our internet traffic comes from the US,” said Telstra spokeswoman Kate McKenzie.
Via The Tech Herald
Originally posted on April 10, 2008 @ 12:06 pm