Sunday, June 24, 2012

Japan-U.S. Cable Upgrades to 100G with Ciena

The Japan-U.S. Cable Network is upgrading its trans-Pacific submarine network, which spans close to 23,000 kilometers from the U.S. to Japan, with Ciena’s coherent 100G technology. The deployment will use Ciena’s 6500 Packet Optical platform with WaveLogic 3 coherent optical processors.

The upgrade, which is expected to be in service in early 2013, will bring 5 Tbps of additional capacity to a crucial global network route connecting North America and northern Asia. This is expected to be the first direct coast-to-coast 100G trans-Pacific submarine network.

The Japan-U.S. Cable is made up of more than 26 consortium members, including leading global service providers such as: Verizon Business, AT&T, BT, Sprint, CenturyLink, KDDI, NTT, Cable & Wireless Worldwide, Tata Communications, SingTel, Softbank Telecom, France Telecom, Level(3), AboveNet, KT, Starhub, PCCW, and Telstra.