Primus Australia signs first customer to its high capacity Metro Fibre ring network

Primus Australia today announced Wave Engineering Solutions has been signed as its first customer to the recently launched Metro Fibre over Optical Transport Network (OTN).

The initial roll out will involve Primus Australia connecting an OTN DWDM* optical service between Wave Engineering Solutions’ office and its data centre.  The new connection will provide the business with a 1Gbps link and offers the flexibility to upgrade to 10Gbps and beyond in the future.

According to Wave Engineering Solutions’ CFO Gareth Davies, the services’ scalability and high performance were major influences on the company’s decision to move down the OTN path.

“We recently added process engineering, civil infrastructure and environmental services to our capabilities and this placed a huge demand on our IT infrastructure.  We realised we needed faster and more robust telecommunications services that would allow us to handle customer demands and fibre was the obvious choice. When Primus talked to us about OTN and explained its advantages, particularly ultra-low latency, we felt it would be a tremendous boost to the effectiveness of our communications.

 “The highly technical nature of our business places a huge demand on bandwidth as we store a lot of work in our data centre. Our ability to respond to new projects loads makes scalability paramount and Primus has assured us that our OTN service can scale from 1Gbps up to 10Gbps and even 40Gbps so we are confident for the future as we know capacity won’t impede our business growth,” said Davies.

“The upgrade will also provide us with a higher performance service and allow us to operate more efficiently.”  

Primus Australia CEO Tom Mazerski commented “We are very excited about bringing our first OTN customer online and I’m very proud of the work our team has conducted to bring our network capabilities to Wave Engineering Solutions.  This is just the first of what we expect to be many great customer engagements with our Primus Metro Fibre.”

Primus Metro Fibre over OTN is designed to deliver state-of-the-art, high capacity data services that are both cost effective and efficient through the redundant ring architecture.  The architecture ensures the delivery of ultra-low latency bandwidth built on the shortest routes available, a core competency of OTN. 


About Wave Engineering Solutions

Wave was founded in 1999 by two young and ambitious engineers in Western Australia’s South West and now provides services across Australia and internationally, with the support of an extensive team of experienced professionals.

About Primus Australia

Primus Australia is part of Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated (PTGi) and is one of Australia’s largest telecommunications carriers. It offers a range of Business and Residential data, broadband, VOIP, Mobile, Telephone and Data Centre services Australia wide. The Primus Australia network provides nationwide coverage through its own backbone network with facilities in 66 cities and 286 DSLAM exchanges across Australia.  Primus Australia operates its own fibre network in the five major capital cities, delivering a range of business direct-connect services including Hosted IP PBX services, IP, Ethernet, ATM, ISDN, high speed broadband, data centre and inbound and outbound voice services .

About PTGi

Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated (PTGi) is a leading provider of advanced communication solutions, including traditional and IP voice, data, mobile services, broadband Internet, collocation, hosting, and outsourced managed services to business and residential customers in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Brazil.  PTGi owns and operates its own global network of next-generation IP soft switches, media gateways, hosted IP/SIP platforms, broadband infrastructure, fiber capacity, and data centres located in Canada, Australia, and Brazil. Founded in 1994, PTGi is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

*DWDM - Dense wavelength division multiplexing
*OTN - Optical Transport Network