Sunday, March 20, 2005

Alcatel Selects Avanex as Supplier for Submarine Networks

Avanex has been awarded a contract by Alcatel to supply optical components to be deployed in connection with Alcatel's recently announced contracts for major submarine fiber networks. Avanex offers an array of optical solutions for submarine applications, including its PowerBragg gain flattening filter and PowerDeep family of pump laser modules. These and other components and modules are designed to meet the demands for high capacity, high reliability and extended transmission distances required in submarine networks.

  • Earlier this month, Alcatel announced a multi-million dollar turnkey contract for a 10 Gbps upgrade of the 38,000 kilometer Sea-Me-We 3 submarine cable network. Alcatel will upgrade submarine sections linking the UK to India via France, Portugal, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti in Africa and the United Arab Emirates. Alcatel will also upgrade all terrestrial stations along the network. The upgrade is scheduled for completion by the end of 2005.


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