Monday, January 31, 2011

Alcatel-Lucent and Ciena Supply SEA-ME-WE 40G Upgrade

Alcatel-Lucent was selected for an upgrade to 40G transmission of all the submarine segments of the South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 4 (SEA-ME-WE 4) system. Alcatel-Lucent will deploy its 1620 Light Manager upgraded to 40G with coherent technology, and also upgrade part of the already installed 1678 Metro Core Connect on the terrestrial SDH side.

Ciena was selected to supply optical switching equipment for all 16 cable landing sites as well as for 100G transport for an upgrade of the terrestrial link connecting Alexandria to Suez in Egypt. Ciena will provide its ActivFlex 5430 with multi-terabit switching scalability and network resiliency Ciena will also provide its ActivFlex 6500 with coherent 100G optics, electronic dispersion compensation, and directionless and colorless ROADM functionality -- which has been operating in live networks since Dec 2009.

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