The company has announced plans to use the Sea-Me-We 3 cable which connects Perth with countries in South East Asia, the Middle East and Western Europe. The cable connects countries from Korea to Germany, including China, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Egypt, France and the UK.
"We expect our Asian ring route to improve performance into Asia for our customers and also to reduce the amount of Asian traffic that is transiting our US links," said Internode managing director Simon Hackett.
"It will also provide our network with a truly diverse connection to the Internet by not going solely through Sydney."
The new links should be in service by the end of March.
Internode also plans to form peering relationships in London and Amsterdam for direct connectivity with European ISPs and content providers. (Wasn't there some talk that the BBC might provide international users with subscription access to its iPlayer Internet TV and radio service?)
It is possible that Internode will join the AMS-IX (Amsterdam) and LINX (London) exchange points as they are two of the three largest in Europe. Peering helps reduce the costs borne by ISPs as it reduces the likelihood of being charged by a backbone operator.
Peering arrangements reduce the chance that data flowing between say a UK server and one of Internode's customers will travel via the US, where additional charges would be incurred.
The South Australia based ISP is also quadrupling the bandwidth of its network connecting Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide. The existing multiple 2.5Gbps links will be replaced by 10Gbps connections.
"We always build before demand so there is plenty of capacity in our network," said Hackett.
The announcement made no mention of extra bandwidth to Perth to handle traffic flowing across Sea-Me-We 3.