By Corinne Reichert, ZDNet
October 25, 2017
NextDC has announced that Vodafone Australia will be launching a point of presence (PoP) in its P1 datacentre in Perth, which it said would enable the telecommunications provider to deliver 4G services to Western Australian customers.
Vodafone will link the datacentre PoP with its own “super hub”, NextDC said, bolstering mobile network resilience and redundancy and IP transit and peering capacity, as well as hosting network function virtualisation (NFV) equipment to run mobile and fixed network core applications.
Under the deal, NextDC will additionally provide real-time telemetry on Vodafone’s racks using its OneDC cloud datacentre infrastructure management (DCIM) service, which it said will be integrated with Vodafone’s existing facility-monitoring systems.
The datacentre will also link Vodafone with future subsea cable connections that will connect to P1, including the Indigo submarine cable system being built by SubPartners, Google, Telstra, Singtel, Alcatel Submarine Networks, AARNet, and Indosat Ooredoo, which will connect Sydney, Perth, Singapore, and Jakarta with a design capacity of 18Tbps by mid-2019.