Telstra's (ASX:TLS) New Zealand subsidiary, TelstraClear, has revealed its fibre network linking Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch is capable of supporting 100Mbps ultra-fast broadband.
The operator recently upgraded its network with next-generation equipment provided by Ethernet specialist Ciena, which is capable of providing backhaul of up to 100Gbps.
TelstraClear CTO William Lee said the demonstration proves the company is capable of delivering retail ultra-fast services. But said it may not need to do so at this stage, until demand increases.
“But the capacity is there as more customers look for ultra-fast downloading or when network congestion becomes an issue due to current sustained rates of data volume growth.”