Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks to upgrade both the new transpacific cable and existing transatlantic undersea cable system

Via Alcatel Lucent Newsroom

Apr 20, 2016

Paris, April 20, 2016 - Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN), now part of Nokia, will implement two major upgrades on transpacific and transatlantic routes to further enhance global connectivity for broadband content and applications, as well as for bandwidth-intensive cloud computing services.

The upgrades will add terabits of capacity on each route bringing more scalability and redundancy to the delivery of high-speed, low-latency services over resilient high-capacity systems.

On the transpacific route, ASN will upgrade a new cable system which will connect major cities along the West Coast of the United States to two coastal locations in Japan and Taiwan. On the transatlantic route, ASN will upgrade a submarine cable system linking the United Kingdom to the USA over a distance of 6,500 km.

Both upgrades will be implemented with ASN’s latest technology, the 1620 SOFTNODE, which offers the best spectral efficiency on the market on both new and legacy systems with third generation coherent technology at bit rates up to 400 gigabits-per-second.

Philippe Piron , President of Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks said: “ Achieving the maximum capacity out of an existing submarine network asset remains critical for telecom and webscale operators as they need to meet increasing end-user requirements for capacity, speed and reliability. ASN’s SOFTNODE provides state-of the-art technology to address these needs with the greatest possible flexibility on existing and new systems, combining technological and economic benefits.

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