Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Trans Pacific Express Selects Ciena for 100G

The Trans Pacific Express cable network (TPE) consortium has selected Ciena to upgrade capacity on its 17,968 km international submarine cable system.

Ciena is providing TPE with a multi-terabit upgrade using its GeoMesh submarine solution, including its new WaveLogic coherent optical processors’ capabilities, to more than triple the capacity of TPE, as compared to the original design capacity when it first went into service in 2008.

TPE is a submarine telecommunications cable linking Mainland of China, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, and the United States. The system is a joint venture originated between multiple telecommunications companies—China Telecom, China Unicom, Chunghwa Telecom, Korea Telecom, NTT Communications and Verizon.