Thursday, October 9, 2014

Ciena Provides 100G Upgrade for AAG Trans-Pacific Submarine Cable

The Asia America Gateway (AAG) consortium, which operates a 20,000 km submarine cable system connecting Southeast Asia with the U.S. mainland, will deploy Ciena’s GeoMesh submarine solution, including the 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, powered by WaveLogic coherent optics with Flexible Grid technology.

The upgrade features Ciena’s plug-and-play programmable network elements and 100G coherent technology, which will enable the AAG consortium to cost-effectively extend the lifetime lifespan of its network by increasing the ultimate cable capacity by as much as three times the original design capacity in some segments.

In addition, Ciena’s OneControl Unified Management System together with the integrated test set capabilities of WaveLogic will provide the operators of AAG end-to-end network management and visibility for early detection, diagnosis, and prioritization of any faults, ensuring that the operators of AAG can resolve issues proactively and maintain network availability.

AAG provides connectivity between Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Hong Kong SAR, Philippines, Guam, Hawaii and the U.S. West Coast.