Singapore Telecommunications and its Australian subsidiary, Optus, have terminated the Singaporean carrier's Internet peering arrangement with the Western Australian Internet Association's WAIX exchange, citing "a global network consolidation plan".
Singapore Telecommunications had been transporting 10-15 Mbps of traffic direct beween Western Australia and Singapore, or just under 4TB per month.
That traffic is now passing between Western Australia and Singapore via the United States or Sydney, adding between 100 milliseconds and 300 milliseconds to the latency, creating problems for real-time Internet applications such as voice over IP and video collaboration.
Optus should still continue to peer with WAIX.
The Optus should peer with WAIX petition to Optus was written by Fredrick and is in the category Internet at GoPetition.