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Research traffic goes live on Indigo subsea cable system

AARNet, Australia’s Academic and Research Network, today announced the launch of live high-bandwidth services delivering more than one Terabit per second for research and education on the AARNet spectrum of the new Indigo subsea cable system connecting Sydney, Perth and Singapore. Research traffic is now flowing over Indigo between the three locations.

This quantum leap in capacity between Australia and Asia ensures Australia has the reliable and scalable data network required for important global science projects such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN and potentially the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope. Projects like these, involving big data and collaborations between Australian researchers and their counterparts in Asia and Europe, are set to expand in the coming years. Australia’s national science agency – CSIRO – is the first AARNet customer provisioned with network services running over Indigo.

Submitted by Jane Gifford

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