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STL deepens relationship with Vocus, provides Optical Networking solutions for Project Horizon in Australia


of the industry’s leading integrators of digital networks, today announced its
collaboration with Vocus Group for Project Horizon in Western Australia. Under
the partnership, STL will provide high strength optical fibre cables for Vocus’
inter capital network extension program. This deal strengthens STL’s
relationship with Vocus, where STL previously provided its optical networking
solutions, Opticonn [] for
brownfield network build projects.

Project Horizon will see Vocus deploy the first competitive fibre backbone
between Perth and Port Hedland, and is the first major infrastructure project
under Vocus’ $1 billion investment program. When complete, Project Horizon will
close the final gap in Vocus’ national fibre backbone connecting all mainland
capitals. Horizon will also interconnect with two high-capacity submarine cables
in Port Hedland, establishing Australia’s north as a new hub for domestic and
international data.

As a fibre partner for project Horizon, STL will support Vocus’ network rollout
with a state-of-the-art design, combined with high-tensile and crush strength
cable technology. The cables have a design life of more than 30 years, ensuring
Project Horizon will continue to deliver high-capacity connectivity through the
Pilbara until the 2050s even in harsh environmental conditions.

Commenting on this collaboration, Kevin Russell, Group CEO, Vocus Group, said,
“Project Horizon is Vocus’ largest fibre infrastructure project, and will
provide the first competitive fibre through Australia’s resources region. The
network has been designed with transmission capacity of 38 Terabits per second
per fibre pair. STL’s optical solutions provide an efficient path for Vocus to
upgrade and support higher capacity wavelengths at lower incremental costs, and
will play an important role in delivering high-speed and low-latency fibre
infrastructure in Australia.”

Speaking on the agreement, Paul Atkinson, CEO, Optical Networking Business, STL,
said, “We are excited to strengthen our partnership with Vocus. STL is working
closely with network creators in Australia to help build advanced optical
networks. We are confident that, with our purpose-engineered optical networking
solutions, we will support Vocus in this rollout and help them deliver high
speed, high capacity networks for the country.”

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Source: STL