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Optus partners with Connectem

Telecommunications service provider, Optus, has partnered with Connectem for a Cloud-based mobile packet core trial in an attempt at rapidly deploying network capacity in response to customer demand.

The trial is being conducted at its Macquarie Park campus.

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Through the partnership, Optus aims to deploy network capacity to address short, intense spikes in network traffic -- with customers benefitting from the increased connectivity on their smartphones and tablets.

Optus said, in a statement, that the technology has the potential to deliver a higher level of network performance for customers during peak usage periods, such as at major sporting events or music festivals.

Optus Networks managing director, Günther Ottendorfer, said as the company continues to expand its Optus 4G across the country, it is also exploring the opportunities Cloud services can enable.

"The trial is a world-first, and is one of the ideas that we are fostering as a solution to network congestion during major events," he said.

"At the same time, we are gaining valuable insight into how the deployment of flexible network infrastructure may fit into our long-term network strategy to deliver even more benefits to our customers."

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