Lighting the AARNet Backbone - Adelaide to Perth

Short Project Description:


By "lighting" the dark fibre link between Adelaide and Perth, this project has effectively completed the national AREN backbone network.  The project has provided high speed research connectivity between the east and west coasts of Australia.



Existing AREN fibre lit using Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) fibre optic transmission technology and associated power supply equipment in 31 locations between Adelaide and Perth.

 Total Cost:


$6.543 million

 NRN Project EIF Contribution:


$6.543 million






AARNet Pty Ltd



AARNet Pty Ltd