Int’l Bytes: NEC, Nokia, Infinera, CityFibre

October 2nd, 2023 by · Leave a Comment

Three vendor wins, a subsea spead trial, and a FTTH update from around the world:

NEC said this morning that it has completed the Patara-2 subsea cable system for Telkom Indonesia. The subsea cable connects the cities of Waisai, Manokwari, and Supiori over on New Guinea, connecting up to the SMPCS cable system and providing the Indonesian province of Papua with important new infrastructure. Meanwhile, NEC also conducted a long distance field trial with their new XF3200 transponder. They achieved an 800Gbps connection over 2,100km span using the Indonesia Global Gateway subsea cable system.

Nokia has picked up a key customer in the energy vertical in France. Arteria, which is the telecom subsidiary of the utility RTE, will be installing Nokia’s optical gear along 25,000km of optical fiber spanning its high-voltage electricity transmission network across France. The network, which has been used only by RTE internally until now, is launching wavelength services on unique routes throughout the country via Nokia’s PSE coherent optics, OTN switching platform, and ROADM transport.

Infinera won a convert to its next generation ICE-X technology. The Malaysian network operator Allo will be using Infinera’s ICE-X pluggables on the XTM Series platform to upgrade its backbone. The upgrade follows a successful demo on 1,228km of fiber from the Thai border into Malaysia in which Allo was able to achieve high transmission performance and efficient traffic aggregation while boosting overall network capacity. They plan to use Infinera’s gear in a point-to-multipoint architecture.

And CityFibre has offered an update on its buildout in Scotland’s largest city. The rollout, which has been underway for 2 years now, has covered much the territory between Thornliebank, Newton Mearns, Clarkston and Cambuslang, and is now progressing in the north of the city in Gilshochill, Blackhill and Clydebank. Lots of work remains though to reach all of the Glasgow metro area’s 1.2M people.

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Categories: Energy · FTTH · Telecom Equipment · Undersea cables

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