The Register meldt dat Global Telesystems zijn Europese internet backbone heeft uitgebreid met 96 channels van elk 10Gigabit/s. De huidige backbone van 40 2,5Gbps channels verplaatst op dit moment 25% van alle Europese traffic. Voor de komende jaren verwacht GTS dat de Europese traffic geleidelijk toeneemt in verhouding met het verkeer dat op en neer naar de VS gaat:
Network operator GTS has launched a beefier version of its European Internet backbone, E-Bone. The new backbone will use multiplexing technology from Ciena to run 96 channels, each with a capacity of 10Gbps, through a single fibre pair. This translates to a total raw capacity of just under 1Tbps.
[...] The existing backbone, with 40 2.5Gbps channels, will stay as it is - the company says it has no plans to upgrade it since it would make no difference to the level of service they are able to provide. "Everything goes at the speed of light," said Manoff. The new network had to be launched since it had reached capacity and no new services could be offered.
One of the channels on the new backbone will be dedicated to carrying GTS's own brand ISP and the rest of the space will be sold by unit capacity to the company's clients.