There are two locations in Melbourne and Hobart respectively where Basslink Telecoms services are available from. There are also two Basslink HVDC Interconnector facilities where services can be acquired from.
Basslink Telecoms delivers 3 principle types of Services:
- Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
- Optical Transport Network (OTN)
The Basslink Telecoms network is NOT routed (Layer 3). There are NO Quality of Service (QOS), Class of Service (COS), prioritization, over-subscriptions or other traffic manipulating measures applied against customer traffic. All Services provide dedicated bandwidth which is 100% reserved and permanently available for the customer’s traffic.
The Basslink Telecoms Ethernet Service is a dedicated point-to-point leased-line communications service between two specified customer locations, providing Ethernet interfaces in front of SDH communications channels.
The Service corresponds with the Ethernet Private Line (EPL) service defined by the Metro Ethernet Forum.
Services may be ordered in 10Mbps increments from 10Mbps to 150Mbps and 150Mbps increments above that. However, if a particular specific volume is required, Basslink Telecoms will do its best to accommodate this.
For further details, please ask for a copy of the Basslink Telecoms Ethernet Specification.
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
The Basslink Telecoms SDH Service is a dedicated point-to-point bit-synchronous leased-line communications service between two specified customer locations.
The Service complies with ITU-T Recommendation G.707/Y.1322 (2007).
Customers may request capacity across the network to be cross-connected between ports in 155Mbps increments, providing added flexibility to traditional SDH transmission services. Multiple links may be established across the network to an individual access port, and access ports need not have their entire capacity filled with cross-connected links.
Both contiguous concatenation and virtual concatenation are supported, providing the greatest flexibility available for next-generation SDH transport services.
For further details, please ask for a copy of the Basslink Telecoms SDH Specification.
Optical Transport Network (OTN)
The Basslink Telecoms OTN Service is a dedicated point-to-point optical channel designed to carry an optical wavelength across Basslink Telecoms’ photonic core network infrastructure, at 2.5Gbps or 10Gbps nominal capacity.
Customer Equipment may interface with the Basslink Telecoms OTN Service via a coloured signal at a Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) frequency nominated by Basslink Telecoms, or alternatively via a ‘grey’ signal, whereby Basslink Telecoms’ transponders will convert the signal to a DWDM frequency for transport through the network.
The Basslink Telecoms OTN Service complies with ITU-T Recommendation G.698.2 (2007) Amplified multichannel DWDM applications with single channel optical interfaces.
For further details, please ask for a copy of the Basslink Telecoms Wavelength Specification.