Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Xtera Selected for Festoon Subsea Cable Upgrade in Caribbean

Eastern Caribbean Fiber System (ECFS) Consortium has selected Xtera Communications' Nu-Wave Optima equipment for the upgrade of its festoon subsea cable system.  ECFS subsea cable system is made of 10 segments, connecting Tortola in the British Virgin Islands to Trinidad at the south of the Caribbean arc.

The upgrade offers the possibility to mix 10G and 100G channel rates to support existing and emerging high-capacity services.  Reconfigurable Optical Add Drop Multiplexers (ROADMs) are used in cable landing stations to avoid or minimize the number of regeneration points for island-to-island connectivity.  Financial terms were not disclosed.


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