Monday, April 20, 2015

Korea-Japan Cable Upgrades to 100G with Ciena

The Korea-Japan Cable Network (KJCN) has selected Ciena's GeoMesh submarine solution for a 100G network upgrade.  KJCN has deployed Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, powered by WaveLogic coherent optics. The network will utilize high-powered Raman amplification to enable very high capacity transmission over long unrepeatered cable spans to increase the ultimate capacity of the system.

The KJCN network is owned by the global consortium of communications companies, including KT (Korea Telecom), SoftBank Mobile, QTNet (Kyushu Telecommunication Network) and others. KJCN is comprised of two 250 km repeater-less submarine cables with diverse routes connecting Korea and Japan. The KJCN network is used by traditional carrier customers, as well as web-scale operators and content delivery providers to transfer of a plethora of on-demand service and applications between Japan and South Korea.