Monday, March 11, 2013

Seacom Upgrades African Cables with Ciena

Seacom, which operates submarine cables systems along the coasts of Africa, has selected Ciena's 6500 Packet-Optical Platform and OneControl Unified Management System for the upgrade of its infrastructure.

The upgrade, which includes key countries in SEACOM’s 17,000km undersea network, including India, Egypt, Dijbouti, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, and South Africa, will initially use Ciena’s 40G coherent transport technology, with ultra-long distance 100G wavelengths planned for future upgrades.