Wednesday, January 18, 2012

New JONAH Submarine Cable Links Italy and Israel

A new undersea cable named ‘JONAH’ has been launched between Tel Aviv, Israel and Bari, Italy -- a span of 2,300 kilometers across the Mediterranean. JONAH, which is fully-owned by Bezed, the Israeli carrier, leverages Alcatel-Lucent’s most advanced submarine communications technology.

JONAH integrates Alcatel-Lucent OALC-5 cable, optimized with coherent submarine fiber (CSF), repeaters and the 1620 Light Manager (LM) submarine line terminal which is designed to accommodate 10G/40G/100G wavelengths in the same platform, enabling seamless capacity upgrade on flexible grid for channel spacing without traffic interruption.

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