We have the potential to go to at least 6 Terabits per second by December next year, about 25 times higher than the original design capability in 2000, and our potential is expected to increase dramatically over the next few years,” Pfeffer said.
This is exactly the argument to shove down the throats of the gimps touting wireless broadband as a valid replacement to FTTH.
The common argument is that fibre has no upgrade potential, and that anything above 100meg is pure fantasy on the part of the current government! (Actual dribble touted by the opposition Liberals (The Dribberals?)).
So the fact that in the space of 11 years, Southern cross have upgraded their speeds by 25 times over the original install puts a nice big hole in that argument.
Caveat: Yes, I know that the southern cross cable is a different type of fibre link to what would be installed in FTTH, but at the end of the day, the concepts being used to upgrade the SC cable would be the same used for upgrading FTTH links, in that the endpoint equipment can be upgraded.