The exponential rise in the demand for Internet services and high-bandwidth applications such as video and cloud computing has coerced carriers to upgrade networks constantly.
In an effort to ensure the highest level of network performance for carrier customers, TE SubCom – a provider of undersea communications technology including ultra-long haul distance solutions – has successfully demonstrated 100Gb/s per wavelength coherent transmission over a Trans-Atlantic submarine cable system constructed in 2001.
As quoted by TE SubCom, the company utilized its C100 transceiver for the demonstration of 100Gb/s per wavelength coherent transmission over trans-Atlantic distances. Capacity on a single fiber was determined to reach 4.4 Tb/s – an outcome of SubCom’s submarine optimized modulation format at 100Gb/s.
The C100 transceiver is designed to optimize DP-QPSK coherent transmission in ultra-long haul submarine cable systems. The C100 coherent solutions increase network capacity on both existing undersea cables, as well as upcoming new cables, with reaches up to 11,000km.
Precisely, the C100 technology applies to new systems and are based on +D fibers. It also upgrades to existing systems with dispersion-managed fiber.
As a TE Connectivity (News - Alert) company, formerly known as Tyco Telecom, TE SubCom has accepted the movement toward 100G long back and has developed a unique product with ultra-long reach up to 11,000km and capabilities of up to 15 TB/s, demonstrated on beta hardware prototypes.
Many of the company’s customers have already started building future-proofed systems at 100G to take advantage of this capability.
“Emerging high-bandwidth applications such as video and cloud computing continue to increase the demand on today’s networks,” said Seymour Shapiro, CTO at TE SubCom. “Carriers must take advantage of technology enhancements to deliver the most cost effective solutions to this tremendous challenge. SubCom’s latest C100 coherent solutions increase network capacity on both today’s existing undersea cables and tomorrow’s new cables, with reaches up to 11,000km, and utilizing the latest +D fibers.”?
In other recent news, TE SubCom joined with GlobeNet to replace GlobeNet's Segment 5 (formerly BUS-1) subsea cable system with a new one. The new segment will be approximately 1,350 km in length and will have a total design capacity of 30 Terabits per second.
Segment 5 is a vital component of GlobeNet's dual-ring subsea cable system linking Bermuda, Brazil, the United States and Venezuela.
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