Ciena revealed yesterday that two key subsea cable systems on opposite sides of the globe are leveraging the vendor’s optical gear and supporting systems. Both deployments will aim to support the world’s ever growing demand for international bandwidth.
In the Atlantic, Bulk Fiber Networks has tapped Ciena for the necessary gear to enhance its Havfrue cable system. Havfrue’s 7851km subsea infrastructure connects the US with Ireland, Denmark, and Norway, and is leveraging Ciena’s Spectrum Sharing to provide virtual fiber pairs in addition to the vendor’s optical gear and management software.
And in the Pacific, Southern Cross has picked Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme solution and a suite of supporting technologies to power its new NEXT transpacific cable system. NEXT will span 13,494km between Sydney and Los Angeles and will be completed in 2022. Its 72Tbps+ of capacity will be meshed with the existing two Southern Cross cables to form a a connectivity ecosystem connecting the US West Coast, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Fiji, Tokelau, and Kiribati.
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